The School however have gone above and beyond mediocre to be sure. The album bounces along from their 2008 single "Let It Slip" to the jaunty, girl-groupish "Hoping And Praying", to the very twee-like "I Want You Back".
The songs are tight and dancable. The vocals are light and sweet and seem to almost float along atop the music itself. There's nothing terribly deep about the album --a seemingly familiar love story-- which adds to its charm and makes it work all that much more. And while it's not deep, the last song --featuring the only male vocal-- is poignant in its title statement, "I Don't Believe In Love." The song is also the moodiest and most captivating in that respect.
All in all a very enjoyable album on many levels. Fans of Camera Obscura, Duffy, The Icicles, The Pipettes (the real original Pipettes not the poor knock-offs wearing the name of late), Birdie and so on will probably love this album. So will everyone else who gives it a whirl.