Thursday, December 02, 2010
Sweeping The Nation Albums Of 2010: Number 44
Dean and Randy's third album cleaned up the noise a little but didn't break the surface tension, merely pushed the easy melodies a little further forward as the frantic dual interplay grew wings and propelled itself into the aura of controlled chaos, something akin to what Husker Du turned into. The guitar tones have real crunch, the drums push on rather than back up and the lyrics are sometimes even decipherable. The impression is that, in their own way, they've developed from being a searing crash course racket into a tight ball of powerhouse energy, capable of either finding a killer fuzzed out riff and building the song around it or constructing something that while not exactly poised yet has the wherewithal not to just turn into a satured centrifuge. The four instrumentals feel like interlopers from some other project, but for almost half its course Everything In Between feels like a true statement of noisy intent.
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