Panopticon is a report that sounds like it was unearthed somewhat than recorded, forged between two tectonic plates or discovered pressed into the fossilised stays of a Supersaurus. Wherever it got here from the album was remastered in 2014 (10 years after its authentic launch and 4 years after the band split up) and it’s by no means been more earth-shudderingly heavy.
Released in 2018 but recorded 45 years earlier, this exceptional album perfectly captures the ambiance, warmth and raucous energy of Young’s stay present with The Santa Monica Flyers – the inaugural gig at now-legendary LA nightclub The Roxy. But right here, introduced within the concert context with jokey stage banter intact, those self same songs (and a few others) tackle a livelier, more vibrant tone – this can be a party, not a wake for departed pals.
Tinkering with an album that’s loved partly for its raw, stay sound could be a dangerous recreation, but My Morning Jacket get the stability proper on this remixed model of their fan favourite. Sure, the the guitars are crunchier and the reverby vocals more prominent, however it still feels like you’re in a sweat-drenched bar listening to classic rockers on top form. On the face of it Love’s Forever Changes seems like simply another pleasantly psychedelic folk record from the late ‘60s. But pay attention carefully to Arthur Lee’s lyrics and there’s an undercurrent of menace, like the musical equivalent of a David Lynch movie.
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When Kentucky’s Slint launched Spiderland in 1991 it sounded so far removed from the music Pearl Jam, Guns ‘n’ Roses et al were making (despite utilizing precisely the identical devices) reviewers started calling the album post-rock. The lilting Present Tense and the record’s spotlight Identikit have their roots in older albums too however Decks Dark and the urgent Ful Stop prove A Moon Shaped Pool is far more than just the sound of a band clearing out its drafts. After a comparatively quick-lived hiatus, LCD Soundsystem returned in 2017 with their take on the American Dream. Produced and recorded by NIN frontman Trent Reznor and Flood in the house in which Sharon Tate was murdered by the Manson Family, there’s a darkish energy to its sonic perfectionism that conveyed best on a excessive-quality hello-fi setup. Few albums about death sound as vital and life-affirming as this one.