#8: The Lemon Twigs – I Wanna Prove To You

 

The shamelessly retrospective songwriting of precocious teenage New York siblings The Lemon Twigs will send some running, but it hits me right in a soft spot. The 70s melodic rock of ELO, Wings, Big Star, Badfinger and Todd Rundgren are the obvious touchstones for their music so far, and I could bask in it forever. ‘These Words’ could just have easily been this high on the list, but the antics at the climax of this one clinched it. They are music students, and they know exactly how to use and subvert songwriting traditions. Fans of Foxygen will be right at home here.

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