Teenage Fanclub turns 21 this year, and it almost seems appropriate to begin thinking of the Glasgow jangle Pop outfit in terms of adulthood. On their first album in five years (the longest gap between albums in their history) TF largely returns to the sound that defined it a decade or more ago with some obvious maturation.
'Grace Potter & the Nocturnals' might turn out to be the band's defining work, a fact the group recognized by titling the album after themselves. In the era Potter and her Nocturnals pattern their work after, this album would signal the deep maturity and understanding of a band with twice as much age and experience. It's no less than astonishing that these sounds are emanating from a band on their fourth trip to the studio.