Wow, a collaborative album between two dissimilar musicians that's actually worth listening to! And here I didn't think it was possible (*cough cough* Loutallica *cough cough*). Love This Giant seems pretty strange on paper with its brass arrangements, but it gels far better than you think, with St. Vincent and Byrne providing alternating whimsical and aristocratic vocals over a cacophony of booming sax and trombone lines. The album takes a ding for a marked absence of guitars and the blatantly artificial drum programming, but Love This Giant is otherwise far better than an album like it deserves to be.
28th December, 2012