UNKLE - War Stories
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 10:00AM
soundscapes in Electronic
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.
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