mansun – i can only disappoint u (2000)

blood orange – always let you down (2013)

Cult chester 4-some mansuns’ last gasp of greatness way back in 2000 from the underwhelming Little Kix album ; sharp, simple, melodic hook, slick vocal theatrics and lacerating self-examination, think the police meets bowie meets duran duran meets u2 and you may get close to what they serve up here. romanticism and withering self defeat wrapped in a shiny new wave pop rock package.

blood orange again, yes. well worth discussing Dev Hynes work again and here from the 2013 album Cupid Deluxe he cedes lead vocals to Samantha Urbani – retitling it using a line from the chorus  – creating a fractured, stuttering soul disco reconstruction of the original track.