Tuesday, June 06, 2006

We Versus The Shark

This band has really withstood the test of time with me, even if it has only been about 6 months since I first heard them. I routinely turn to Ruin Everything! when I want to rock out. It is defenitely the kind of album that I can really listen to, rather than use as pleasant background noise.

I thought about trying to write a review on the album, but I there's no way I could ever write anything as succinct as this review at Cokemachineglow.com. They really have some impressive writers there. Here is an excerpt.

Perhaps their greatest asset is that they handle hooks like a Japanese steakhouse knife, dicing them into their spicy sonic dishes with frightening speed and deadly accuracy. Opener “You Don’t Have to Kick It” goes through three hook modulations in under a minute, before balancing their dual guitars on complementing melodic knife-edges – it’s the kind of execution that’s as precarious as it is thrilling. In fact, “You Don’t Have to Kick It” may go down into the record-books as one of the most hook-packed songs in history; I counted at least seven in four minutes and 15 seconds.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds them delightful.

I looked through the archives and found a great review of the Twin Cinema by The New Pornographers (who I adore). Peter Hepburn says "this here's pop music that is immediate but not slutty." Well put, my friend.

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