Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common Life

Fucked Up are 'that band' at the moment, the one to name check and say you saw in a squat 5 years ago, way before any of this 'fame' they have now. Luckily 'The Chemistry of Common Life' is an epic, inventive hardcore album; transcending the common view of hardcore as a movement of people who want to dress like they're in the army whilst kicking the shit out of each other to tunes about how 'posi' them and their jock mates are. The album has a really cool, folk-y feel to it, while still sounding pretty brutal. It makes me think of Tom Waits and Jefferson Airplane as much as it does The Bronx. I'm thinking that's a good thing.

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