"They saved the best for last" is the kind of cliche usually used by entertainment reporters covering their first concert.
For Clap Clap Riot's latest album, it's entirely apt. Once Again, the last song on the Auckland-based quartet's second album, is A-grade desert-rock swoon that might just be the best song the Arctic Monkeys never wrote.
The fact that it comes at the end of an album full of the best tunes Clap Clap Riot have written just feels like a bonus.
Helmed by low-fi fuzz fanatic Kody Neilson, second album Nobody/Everybody is a stylistic genre-hopper that screams quality, from the fuzz-rawk of opener Nobody, to the guitar-pop hooks and 60s twang of Cold As Ice and the askew indie-rock of Ask My Girl.
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Nobody/Everybody is also an album that comes with plenty of variation: try the ironic but classy student rock of Keep Me Up All Night, the frenetic punk of Everybody, the jangly twang of Out of Here, and - best of all - the all-in singalong of Sweet Patricia, a track dedicated to singer Stephen Heard's girlfriend.
Yes, you should give it up for Clap Clap Riot because they deserve all of your applause.