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Album Review

Battles – “Juice B Crypts” – [Warp Records Ltd]

Medusa of Troy   12/18/2019   A Library, CD

The experiment rock band is now down from 4 members to 2 on this 2019 album. The tracks are energetic, danceable rock with lots of 8-bit weirdness. Beneath the video-game-sounding instrumentation are solid, ambitious songs. Different guest artists add their own subtleties to their endeavors so nothing sounds too repetitive. Five of the 10 tracks have some sort of vocals, no FCCs. Several stand-out tracks: “They Played It Twice,” with Xenia Rubinos; “Sugar Foot,” featuring Jon Anderson of Yes; and, IZM, with the Seattle hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces. Happy Happy Joy Joy music (hello, Ren & Stimpy fans) with complexity.

you heard it 49 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 649 days ago, Sir Cumference played Fort Greene Park
  • 656 days ago, Sir Cumference played Ambulance
  • 658 days ago, Lucky Jae played a Loop So Nice...
  • 659 days ago, Ras Babo played Sugar Foot (feat. Jon Anderson, Prairie WWWW)
  • 659 days ago, Avakhov played Sugar Foot (feat. Jon Anderson, Prairie WWWW)
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