Boomkat Product Review:
Darla Records presents the seventh album from new-wave act Modern English, who remain best known for their song 'I Melt With You' (recently covered by Nouvelle Vague), lifted from their LP After The Snow, released on 4AD back in 1982. "Now as then, Modern English is smart, modern pop, firmly rooted in post-punk yet undeniably Beatle-esque. Described by Robbie Grey as, "Some real music for real people with real emotions", Soundtrack marks the convincing return of a band with a solidly recognizable, signature sound and pop sensibility. The songs ranging from the uplifting, jangle-pop with infectious, sing-along chorus and dance-able beat of "It's Ok", the record's obvious single, and the equally inspired "Blister" and "Up Here in the Brain", to dark, downtempo grooves with somber keyboard washes in which Grey sings of never-far-off blackness and suicide, "Soundtrack", "Bomb", "The Lowdown", are all characteristically introspective and consistent with Modern English's best work."