It may be true to say that the post-rock movement is becoming a more dominant force in alternative music circles but sometimes it is advisable to put a little more 'rock' into the music in order to make it more captivating. Movietone's third album is a case in point; the ideas are sound; minimalist production, an almost folky, laid-back feel but due to the absence of tunes or even a singer who sounds even remotely interested in the subject matter, 'The Blossom Filled Streets' recalls a tossed-off art-house project. This album compares to Broadcast but without the cinematic, timeless feel, a less adventurous A. R. Kane or even Hood without the tangible feeling of misery. The opening track 'Hydra' is typical; a half tune which wanders across a jazz-inflected ride but ends up going completely nowhere. It's not all bad but there are far more ineresting examples of this genre to be discovered.