[Man-Made cover art]

The new album from Scotsmen Teenage Fanclub – entitled Man-Made, is out on May 9th here in Norway, and I’m definitely buying it as soon as it hits the stores. But like the slavering fanboy I am, I’ve already gotten a ‘sneak listen’ to the album, thanks to the wonders of the internet. Here are a couple of the stand-out tracks for your listening pleasure:

  • Cells – beautiful uptempo ballad with an acoustic intro.
  • Born Under a Good Sign – 60’s psychedelia influenced rocking stomper, with a good grungy guitar jam at the end.

All in all, Man-Made is a pretty good album, although not the greatest they’ve released (that would surely take some doing). Strongly recommended for all fans, others are probably better off getting the great compilation Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Six Seconds: A Shortcut to Teenage Fanclub to fully appreciate the magic of The Fannies.