Half a loaf
Been listening to the debut album by Surfer Blood called "Astro Coast".
It is basically half of a stellar album. The first six songs are all good with three that are really excellent (Floating Vibes, Swim, & Twin Peaks).
They sound a lot like the Shins circa "Oh Inverted World" (one of the great indie albums of all time by the way).
Then they go and spoil it all with track 7, a weird rip-off of "I'll stop the world and melt with you" by Modern English. It is really atrocious, people.
The rest of the record never recovers.
At the least, I can wholeheartedly recommend getting the three awesome songs. I am putting the first six tracks onto my Iphone.
The rest is pretty bad.
Here's the video for "Swim"