Clippety Clop is the tenth long-player credited to Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs. It opens with "Mule Skinner," an irreverent and plucky country blues that effectively sets the album's mood. Holly and longtime partner Lawyer Dave sound like a bigger band, extracting the most mileage out of the least number of instruments. Dave's lean, distorted guitar lines juxtapose wonderfully with the down-home vibe. The duo's ragged-but-right harmony (and/or unison) vocals convey the album's spirit: equal parts punk-era England and timeless classic American country. And occasional slower numbers like "Carpet of Horses" evoke a Southern Gothic atmosphere.