Bruce and Alex listen to their mutual favourite album of 2010: Ashbury Heights’ “Take Cair Paramour”! The discussion touches upon synthpop’s straddling of the mainstream and underground, extended arch metaphor, and, maybe most importantly, the stellar songwriting of Anders Hagström. As with all of our We Have a Commentary podcasts, this episode is brought to you via the generous support of I Die: You Die’s Patreon backers. You can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher, download directly, or stream from the widget down below.
One of the most unappreciated albums of the last decade.
Three Cheers for the Newlydeads was a way better album by Ashbury Heights.
You are a strange machine sir.
Ok, so, is it just me or is Anti Ordinary a “beefed-up ” New Life (Depeche Mode)?
That had not occurred to me, but now that you mention it it does have some similarities!
I listened right to the end and you have no answer as to why it is spelled CAIR? *Frustration* I’d like to know….
Another fun interpretation of “The Ashes In Your Breath” is that the song is a love song directly to a cigarette!
OH SNAAAAP. You’re…probably entirely correct.
I NEVER noticed it was spelled “Cair”!
Also couldn’t agree more with your points about “overthinking”.
… something something Human League…?