Constant Bop is the debut album from Bop English, the recording name of White Denim frontman James Petralli.
There's a ton to unwrap on Constant Bop, a record that jumps from vocoder use on a '60s-jazz influenced jam to sampled 808-kicks on country numbers. It's a rich and diverse record that's teeming with pop classicism and zippy rock 'n' roll. It's all there, and it's all distinctly James Petralli. The 10 tracks demonstrate timeless songwriting, revisiting everything from Bob Dylan and Jeff Lyne to LL Cool J and Santana for inspiration!
"an album that keeps on hitting the pleasure points, It's bliss"
★★★★★ The Guardian
"This is an album that restores faith in the sheer joy of music"
★★★★★ Independent (Album of the Week)
"A great solo project"
★★★★ Observer (Album of the Week)
"A chunky, '70s FM rock take on psychedelic pop"
"it's refreshing to see an artist shrugging his usual creative straightjacket... Constant Bop is a fine album"
★★★★ The Skinny
"A fast-paced, multi-faceted, furiously entertaining record"
"A joyous and inventive album... each of these ten tracks as infectious, thrilling and delightful as the last"
8/10 Drowned In Sound
"This richly diverse record is markedly Petralli's own"
"Jauntily inventive rock and roll"
"It's everything already adored, with a fresh twist"
#17 in Gorilla vs Bear's Albums of The Year
#26 in Rough Trade East's Top 100 Albums of The Year