THE MEN - Open Your Heart

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Shoegaze, Psychedelic/Space Rock, Garage | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Sacred Bones | Autor: JV

Anarchy in the US of A promise these five. The New Yorkers enter with such wild rock and screams that one suspects a debut. In fact, however, they are already presenting their third album, unspoilt and full of passion. They explore the countless other musical possibilities offered by their instruments and present as a result, for example, the psychedelic "Country Song" or the no less spacy but faster track "Oscillation". Variety is also guaranteed on the third silver, not least thanks to creative style mixes. Who would have thought, for example, that you could mix Shoegaze and Punk to a track worth listening to like "Please Don't Go Away"? "Candy", on the other hand, is from the songwriter's point of view simply a big hit, which, performed with weird Schrammel acoustic guitars and a nasal voice somewhere between Bob Dylan and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, results in a charming cross between country, rock and punk.

Top track: Candy

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