CLINIC - BUBBLEGUM               threepointfive/five

This latest from Clinic is outstanding. The almost 50s/60s de-whoop gone Velvet Underground of the opening track "I'm Aware" and "Milk and Honey" is juxtaposed with heavy post-punk "Lion Tamer" and into my personal fav. "Forever (Demi's Blues)"--a slow racing temporal rendition of a summer love song with steady prolonged drum repetitions. The flow of the album is even transcendental or slightly hypnotic, I recommend.