The Zutons: Tired of Hanging Around

The second album by the Liverpudlian quintet carries on where the first, (Who Killed the Zutons) left off, and it’s hard to choose between these two great albums. “Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love” has an opening keyboard hook that sounds like its been lifted from U2’s “New Years Day” and the lyrics to “Oh Stacy” and “Secrets” paint a emotional portrait reminiscent of some of Jarvis Cocker’s mid 90’s ramblings. Despite these few reference points the Zutons seem to have created a fairly unique sound with their concoction of simple catchy pop, brass and a few raw guitars.