Working for a Nuclear Free City, ‘Jojo Burger Tempest’ (Melodic)
Slippery and mischievous, England’s Working for a Nuclear Free City give short attention spans a good name on their second consecutive double album, hopscotching through styles with fidgety glee. Enjoy jaunty, Yes-like prog flourishes? They’ve got ‘em (“Do a Stunt”). Prefer wistful shoegazing? Here you go (“Autoblue”). Partial to sweetly bubbling electronica? Look no further (“The King and June”).
Disc two works better in theory than fact, compiling disparate song fragments into a single 33-minute mixtape-inspired track, but the group’s radiant delight in pure sound is undimmed.