Speaking of soul... The new Killers album has it in abundance. With it's Las Vegas concept it is trashy in a U2 Zoo tv kind of way but the undercurrent is soul. Sam's Town sounds huge but the lyrics are still rooted in the real world. Much has been written about the influence of Bruce Springsteen on this record and I can feel that, though in a very glam kind of way.
There are so many layers to the album. It's full of soaring guitars and pumping basslines but there is so much extra entertainment to every track. Standout moments for me are the 'higher and higher' outro to BLING and every second of BONES.
Finally you must buy NEBO's debut EP because...eh...it's good and it only costs £5.