The Looking Away - BOOMBOX/MOM+POP
FILTER Grade: 85%
By Jon Falcone on July 27, 2012
UK trio Animal Kingdom's second album deserves more comment than can be fit into a mere 75 words. This is a record written and recorded with strength of melody and scope of sound to create something genuinely akin to an other worldly Broadway musical. Part Mew, part The Notwist and part Young Galaxy, twee melodies swoop to sound stern and sorrowful. “Skipping Disc,” alone, is a song worthy of end-of-year lists, as is this album.