Album Review Shopping - The Official Body

Shopping - The Official Body

The band’s ability to move minds and hips with equal success is still abundantly clear.

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On 2015’s ‘Why Choose’, London trio Shopping teamed a heavy social conscience with some of the best and catchiest dance-punk of the year. Follow-up ‘The Official Body’ - somehow written and recorded while vocalist Rachel Aggs manages to also be in more other bands than we have fingers - largely continues this trend.

Lead single ‘The Hype’ deserves to be such, a propulsive bob helmed, as always, by Rachel’s brilliantly intricate, sharp guitar lines. The rest of the album threatens to blend into one a little, with the formula only broken by the thrusting synth of ‘Discover’, but Shopping’s ability to move minds and hips with equal success is still abundantly clear.