The Main Thing by Real Estate [6/10]

Pleasantly jangly, with lilting rhythms enfolding Martin Courtney’s wispy vocals, Real Estate is bedroom music rather than car music, so it easily slots into repeat during lockdown. The last couple of albums from the New Jersey band flirted with mundanity, but “The Main Thing,” while no revolution, sits up in terms of production and swing. The title track thumps out more than usual, “Also A But” offers strong lyrics about climate change, and “Friday” is instantly recognisable Real Estate. An oddly deep album that does not pretend to be anything it is not.

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