Talking Backwards
REAL ESTATE – Atlas (Domino)

American jangle-pop is the order of the day for Real Estate’s third album. This is the first that I’ve heard from the band, and while it is OK, it lacks the edge that I like my albums to have. Perfectly pleasant listening, and you can’t fault the musicianship, but it tends to drift past without making a lasting impression. ‘Talking Backwards’ stands out, but apparently the 2009 debut is the one to go for.