Wednesday, October 21, 2009
THE 100 BEST ALBUMS of 2000-2009:
Some Loud Thunder(Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) (2007):
in a stunning about –face, critics jumped the gun on the band as soon as the wrapper came of this sophomore effort but here now was Alec Ounsworth laden heavily with critical praise and genuine emptiness inside, spilling his guts. Credit him for maintaining his head because though the album is imperfect and downright messy, the genius is undeniable. ‘I’m at the end/ this here my rope’, he spits out on standout Mama, Won’t You Keep Them Castles in the Air & Burning? The main sentiments here are tension and pessimism. It fills out the bones of the heart-breaking Yankee Go Home and even carps out the funkiness of Satan Said Dance. Yet, for the few missteps there are moments like Underwater (You and Me) that reinforces that nothing is quite as blissful as Beatles-esque indie rock.