Wild Beasts weren’t trying to confuse us when they gave us “Albatross” as a first advance track of their third album for Domino, “Smother”. It was a slow-cooked mid-tempo tune of exquisite sensuality. Now, a week before its release (9th May), here’s the streaming of the album. After several listening sessions, we can safely say we’re dealing with one of the most sophisticated records of the year. Something like Destroyer’s “Kaputt” (Merge, 2011) with falsetto vocals, or Elbow’s “Build A Rocket Boys!” (Polydor, 2011) without so many guitars. Or, what the hell, “Two Dancers” without dancers. If you want to hear some music to get the fire started, you’d better look elsewhere. Pay attention to “Bed Of Nails” and “Reach A Bit Further”, two songs for music sybarites. Check the stream here.