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 33 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • today, Jay Omega played Sugar Foot (feat. Jon Anderson, Prairie WWWW)
  • 3 days ago, Cynthia Lombard played Ambulance
  • 4 days ago, Pete Dixon played Last Supper On Shasta
  • 5 days ago, Avakhov played Sugar Foot (feat. Jon Anderson, Prairie WWWW)
  • 5 days ago, Dangerous Dan played Ambulance
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