Friday, August 01, 2014

Dude: incredible

Steve Albini is probably better known as a producer than as a musician in his own right, so here's Pitchfork contributor Jason Heller's attempt to set things straight with a list of Albini's top ten records.

Big Black's debut Atomizer is at the top of the pile - not a band I've ever really been able to get into, even if St Vincent's cover of 'Kerosene' piqued my interest again recently.

There's fulsome (and richly deserved) praise for 1000 Hurts' opening track 'Prayer To God', and a superb description of Terraform, the one Shellac album I don't own but clearly need to: "like being lulled to sleep by the sounds of a meat-processing plant".

All in all, a perfect way to whet one's appetite for Shellac's forthcoming release Dude Incredible.

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