Should a label have a sound? London indy Full Time Hobby dodge the question marvellously with their ten-year anniversary retrospective, a collection as idiosyncratic as the Dave Shrigley artwork that adorns it. Veering from pastoral indie to barely-hinged psychedelia, from Seams’ electro thump to White Denim’s frantic riffing, these 25 tracks showcase a heartening diversity rare within a music industry increasingly wedded to formula.

Sure, there’s some meandering here – and a fair amount that just drifts by, pleasant if unmemorable – but there’s a wealth of quality walled in across these two disks, and for those unfamiliar with FTH, a lot that’s worth discovering.



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