Tag: alternative pop

ALBUM: Pixies ‘Beneath The Eyrie’

‘Beneath The Eyrie’ by the Pixies comes at you like a wave – twenty feet high, drenched from the players’ exertions and all American. It’s an important record right now because it helps explain what has happened to rock made…

Album: Best Youth – ‘Highway Moon’

Best Youth‘s album, so it would appear, is about the vicissitudes of modern-day love; the cut and thrust, the push and pull, the meaningfulness and accompanying decadence, the all-consuming nature of what it is for modern people to rub up against…

ALBUM: Temples – ‘Volcano’

The androgyny of Bolan is there, the otherworldly, wan countenances too, gazes seeking distant horizons and the answers to questions long ago asked by hipless, hapless pop stars, but this record is no retread of the musical past.