The award for last year's most ironicaly-titled album must go to Anton Barbeau's 'Drug Free!' for both lyrically and sonically it is a psychedelic trip through 60s-flavoured pop. Barbeau is blessed (or cursed perhaps) with a strained cackle of a vocal but his main gifts are his songwriting skills. The songs range between easy on the ear tunes ('Leave It With Me I'm Always Gentle') and slow-burning epics ('Alphalpha Bhang', 'Boncentration Bamps') to rockier numbers ('Disco Dress', 'Magic Metal Apron'), with the best song probably being 'In A Boat On The Sea'; a wistful little number with a simple but addictive Eno-style melody. Some amusing lyrics certainly give the impression that his live shows (featuring "auto-neurotic" humour no less) would be worth checking out but with the weirdness factor being so high means that Barbeau that is unlikely to gain any more popularity than, say, Robyn Hitchcock.