Thursday, May 19 2011
Amor de Días feels a lot like a summery hiatus with an open-ended return ticket for Alasdair MacLean from his main gig, the Clientele.
Thursday, September 16 2010
Whether it is a last gasp from an unusually consistent band, or merely a palate-clearing exercise pointing the way towards a perhaps more experimental direction to be found on a follow-up LP, Minotaur is buoyed by an excellent front half and a less stellar back end.
Tuesday, July 21 2009
Sunday, November 9 2008
The Clientele have once again proven they are the kind of great band that can try just about any sound they like, but still sound right at home.
Tuesday, May 8 2007
Sunday, May 6 2007
Nothing less, but little more than you would expect from this consonant British band
Friday, January 27 2006
The Clientele's Alasdair Maclean tells us everything we need to know, from A to K.
Sunday, October 30 2005
The new Clientele disc is awfully good, besting everything in Belle & Sebastian’s catalog on an album-by-album basis save for The Boy With the Arab Strap and Dear Catastrophe Waitress.
Tuesday, October 7 2003
Monday, August 18 2003
The Violet Hour is something of a quest, where the manner of going becomes more consuming, and ultimately more important, than the impetus for pursuit.