Maybe this is just an indication of my headspace right now, my current tendency to search for the abject and erotic in everything (or whatever), but I think Young Marble Giants’s 1980 release of Colossal Youth is the most seductive album I’ve ever listened to. I realized this just moments ago, waiting through the few seconds of agonizing silence on the album’s first track, Searching for Mr Right, and again as the first beats pick-up and linger what seems like an eternity for Alison Statton’s vocals. Brand – New – Life, the second last song on the album, is Colossal Youth’s abject heart, a plaintive (but sultry) confession of loneliness. Careful. You might fall in love.