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Tuesday
Jul242007

UNKLE - War Stories

unkle-war%20stories.jpgThis project of James Lavelle (Mo' Wax head) and Richard File has always produced mixed results. The addition of producer Chris Goss and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme is promising, but doesn't add up to the album's best moments. In this superstar project (which includes strong vocal turns from The Cult's Ian Astbury), the best tracks come courtesy of underdogs. UK bruisers The Duke Spirit tramp their way through "Mayday", while criminally underrated LA trio Autolux add their pop noir skills to "Persons & Machinery". Dense and slow to reveal itself, but great moments do exist.

Reader Comments (2)

Minor correction: James Lavelle is not DJ Shadow. He founded Mo' Wax and worked with DJ Shadow which resulted in the UNKLE projects.

July 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Mercy me, merci Chris.

July 27, 2007 | Registered Commentersoundscapes

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