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The High Llamas: Snowbug (V2)

Tom Cox, The Guardian, 22 October 1999

THE AURAL equivalent of icing desperately missing a cake, High Llamas records are all arrangement and no song, taking the legacy of the Beach Boys and reconstructing it from the perspective of a robot inhabiting the body of a maths teacher, for a chinstroking, lead-footed indie audience terrified of feeling alive.

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