Damon Albarn has served up the worst possible criticism for the Kaiser Chief's new album - he's compared it to a bad Blur record:
"The Kaiser Chiefs' new record sounds a bit like The Great Escape in that it sounds a bit empty. Sometimes records are like that if you try too hard to repeat your success."
We'd argue pretty strenuously against Allbran here - not about the Yours Truly, The Angry Mob, which he's pretty much on the head with. But we think he's made more than just the two bad records, and one of them isn't Leisure - which might not be perfect but is a bloody good debut album. Hands up if you didn't feel a twinge and the urge to go off and play it when a track from it turned up on The Apprentice earlier in the week.