Here We Stand (other BPs international)
Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
The Fratellis may sound fairly harmless with their pub rock, boppy sing-alongs and half-tipsy harmonies. But then they throw in a sardonic crack here ("you know cold-blooded women make me sneeze") and a warping Zeppelin-esque riff there ("Tell Me a Lie") and you realize these guys have the kind of amiable edge you want to lift your pint to. "My Friend John" is a dancy rocker set at an Arctic Monkeys pace, "Stragglers Moon" has a whimsy Rubber Soul feel, "A Heady Tale" is coated in Southern rock and the piano-heavy "Milk & Money" is perfect for those last stubborn boozers of the night.