2010 release from the Welsh Alt-Rockers. Recorded in two legs, Romance Is Boring is a record that's bigger, deeper, more complex and more direct than anything Los Campesinos! has recorded to date. There are huge choruses ('There Are Listed Buildings') and squalling, Blood Brothers dissonance ('Plan A'), sheets of twinkling electronic ambience ('Coda: A Burn Scar In The Shape Of The Sooner State') and more great lyrics than you could ever hope to pin down in a press release. Ask yourself this: how many indie bands make a second record that's better than their first, and then make a third record that's better than their second, all in little over 18 months? Think about that one for a bit. Romance Is Boring is filled out with added brass, strings, drum machines and electronics, packed with guest spots from the likes of Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, Zac Pennington of Parenthetical Girls and Jherek Bischoff of the Dead Science, it is nothing if not ambitious.