Any love for Bark Psychosis in the Afterword Massive? They have possibly the most misleading band name ever (play the clip and you’ll see what I mean) – although they did start out as Napalm Death covers band as teenagers and kept the name. For that reason I always suspect people who would adore this music haven’t checked it out so please do. I was a fan back in the 90s and now both their LPs have been reissued. ‘Hex’ was out a while back and the follow up ‘Codename Dustsucker’ was out this weekend. These records have aged well- they were bracketed in that Dream Pop/Post Rock thing beloved of Melody Maker writers in the mid 90s but they stand up now as strange and weirdly timeless records both lovingly reissued on Fire Records. I don’t really know how to describe them but they’re immaculately produced, gorgeous records and if they grab you, you’ll love em forever. If you like yer Mogwai, Cocteau Twins, Spiritualized or Talk Talk (Lee Harris plays drums on the 2nd album) get into this.
I was on my way home yesterday when I found myself wondering about the best records to have been released so far this decade. Never one to shirk a list-based challenge, I gave myself 15 minutes to come up with a top 10, on the (enormously dubious) basis that any album that didn’t jump to mind in those 15 minutes couldn’t be much cop anyway.
Enclosed below is what I came up with – I’d be interested to hear what others here would have on their own lists.
Before we go any further, I want to clarify that I am well aware that modern music is for the birds, that there was a 6 year period between 1963 and 1969 (or whenever) that shits all over this stuff, that Deafheaven have never had a top 10 hit, and all that other great stuff we must always be treated to when new(ish) music is raised on the blog. You’re fascinating, and ever-so-discerning and special and I’d love to hear more about all of it, just maybe on another thread.
With that out of the way, and without further ado – here we go….
1. “Have One On Me” – » Continue Reading.