After 2009's folky concept LP, The Spinning Top, this new one is a return to the spiky, angsty pop. This time there is a definite post-punk/new wave influence, as if he's spent the last three years listening to Devo and Tubeway Army. The album doesn't have distrobution in America for some dumb reason, but you can stream A+E via Spotify which you should do immediately.
There are a lot of single-worthy songs on A+E, but none more stick-in-your head awesome than the first official single "What'll it Make?" which asks a question many DJs have asked over the years. That question is one of two lines in the whole song. But it works. Additionally, the video (below) should put a giant smile on your face. Taking inspiration from the lyric, Coxon invited fans to submit video of themselves dancing — and strutting — and director Ninian Doff pieced 85 of them (from 22 countries) together into a very clever digital decoupage that probably has Michel Gondry wondering why he didn't think of it first.