Sunday, January 5, 2014

I Was Expecting Noise, But All I Got Was Beauty

But it was time to get back to this decade century:

Karen O's voice isn't all that strong but she deploys it to great effect.  And her punk band goes along with her, this time opting for lighter textures and fragile melodies.  And it's one of the few records that gave me some immediate - but lasting - gratification. They top it all off with four beautiful alternate acoustic versions of some tracks that, for my money, are better. There's really not much more to say than it may be my record of the year. A

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