I purchased the new Delgados

I purchased the new Delgados album, entitled Hate, on mere whim, but I did not realize that Dave Friedmann produced the record. Mr. Friedmann is probably best known for working with The Flaming Lips (a good but overrated band) and Mercury Rev (a painfully beautiful band). Well, the Delgados finally got it, and it must be thanks to Mr. Friedmann; the album reeks of sincerity and anger pushed through a sieve of glam-pop, My Bloody Valentine synth, and lovely recording.