100% this. In the backseat just destroys me every time. One of the best opening and closing tracks of an album ever.
But the bits in the middle aren’t bad either. I just love those moments in Wake Up and Crown of Love when they just build up and up… and up… and then suddenly from out of nowhere it drops into motown, or whatever. It’s outrageous that those aren’t my favourite songs of the album (given how much love I have for them)
The good old days of buying an album in HMV after one NME review, not having any idea at all what it’s going to sound like and it ending up as one of my all-time favouties. I kinda like having that risk that you don’t have these days of streaming.
We went on holiday to Canada and had an amazing Canadian playlist in the car with Unicorns, Broken Social Club, the Dears and so on - but whenever a song from Funeral came on, it was always the highlight.
But, yes, In the Backseat definitely gets my vote as the best song that they have ever done, and is definitely up there on my all-time favourite songs list.
One of the easiest 10s. I love this album so much.