AFTERNOON NAPS: Parade: CD

Afternoon Naps like Orange Juice and The Three O’Clock a whole hell of a lot more than me. I hate Edwyn Collins’ music quite a bit. Absolute pap. The moments on Parade that resemble the better parts of C86 (i.e. The Wedding Present) and the Paisley Underground (i.e. the sublime Rain Parade) are not quite evident enough to save this CD from white funk riff-raff. (On the subject of C86, be sure to check out the Shop Assistants’ Will Anything Happen. Top-notch stuff that’s definitely underappreciated.)

 –ryan (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)