Athlete - Tokyo

Jay Mansfield 17/11/2007

Rating: 3/5

With their third album, Athlete seem to be toning down the tweeness and outlandish cockernee-isms that were so endemic of their first two LPs. Joel Potts still sounds like he's recorded his vocals while watching test cricket, but there's now a sense of drama and urgency in their song-writing which has been lacking in their previous releases. An improvement even on last single, 'Hurricane'.