9. Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion.

What I love about this album is the timeless quality of the music.

You can hear all their influences up front, but they’re all put together in a fresh and exciting way, with wit and intelligence and a kind of noir nonchalance.

The singer gives me the feeling that he’s not trying too hard, just mumbling words into a reverb chamber – you catch the odd line that makes you want to listen harder – there’s something interesting going on and they don’t care if you listen or not.

Imagine if you will, Jim Morrison’s nerdy kid brother unearths a huge, ancient conspiracy and decides to form a garage band so that the world might come to understand – yeah, something like that is going on here.

So the future is looking a lot like the past – but in a good way!

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