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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Dropkick 'The Best Of Dropkick' (Sugarbush)


Cat #: SB077
Format: 2xLP, 33 1/3 rpm
The Best Of Dropkick collects 30 songs spanning the Scottish band's prolific catalogue across 14 albums, stretching back well over a decade. The record showcases the timeless, jangly-pop simplicity of their music and the ear for melody and harmony that has helped Dropkick’s music appeal to a growing cohort of music lovers around the world. While the album contains no "hits", this compilation succeeds in bringing together many songs that have endured over the years and still feature in Dropkick concerts, along with their newest recording made during 2020 lockdown.  

The album was mainly recorded in Dropkick’s rehearsal space in Inch House, Edinburgh, which has been their base since 2008. These recordings were made by a variety of line ups the band has featured over the years. The songs and vocals of Andrew Taylor are an ever-present feature of the band, alongside founding member Ian Grier. 

Recent praise:

“This is country-pop at its finest... arguably their most innovative and well-crafted album yet.” Maverick 

“Those who have yet to latch onto them are surely missing something special.... Indie, powerpop, accomplished harmonies, tendencies. What’s not to love?” The Herald 

“There’s a controlled exuberance to these songs, a maturity; they are masters of their craft, each song works, the components fitting seamlessly, the sound a joyous machinery humming in harmony... A career high.” Americana UK

“Yet another near-flawless collection.” A guarantee of Instant melodic fulfilment... Dropkick triumph in giving new edge to familiar themes.” R n R Magazine

“Old friends return in top form... a great record that won’t disappoint.” Ruta 66

“Sparkling pop masterclass” 
El Giradiscos 

“You could argue that Wilco and Teenage Fanclub contain a bit of Dropkick in them, sharing hook-laden songs with irresistible harmonies... extraordinary.” Is This Music?

“Dropkick continues to develop some of the best pop... Highly recommended.” 

Please contact Jonathan No for download link.
Stream album on Bandcamp, from Friday 5th March

• CD Version: Sound Asleep Records


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