Release Date: May 8, 2007
Record label: Merge
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
The Clientele's third full-length LP finds the band riding the wave of beauty and inspiration that made Strange Geometry one of the most impressive records of 2005. As is their style, the group has made no radical changes to their sound or approach; Alasdair MacLean still sings in a heartbreakingly honest and sweet voice, the band is as restrained and thoughtful as ever, the strings that dot the songs like floating tufts of cotton candy are again arranged by Louis Philippe, and the songs are predictably haunting and heartwarming. Even the changes the group made haven't really changed anything.
Review Summary: God Save the Clientele is a good, highly relaxing, example of 60's influenced Indie Pop.God Save the Clientele is pretty much the antithesis of energetic. Sure, it isn’t exactly boring , per say, but even the thought of getting up and dancing during an album like this is repulsive. Don’t get me wrong, the fathers (and namesake) of this album, The Clientele, are far from a bad band, just like God Save isn’t a bad record, just a bit too relaxed maybe.