The Cribs (Wichita)

Producer Nick Launay, a longtime Nick Cave collaborator, and guitarist Johnny Marr, once of the Smiths and now of Modest Mouse, have been drafted in to add order to the chaos that’s blighted the Jarman brothers’ three previous LPs. Both do their best – especially Marr, who adds texture where previously there was none – but they can’t save The Cribs from themselves. Marred by workaday songs and rotten vocals, Ignore The Ignorant is simply dull.

WILL FULFORD-JONES