Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I moved...sue me.

The Thermals- The Body, The Blood, The Machine

It's hard to love something that's so on the nose yet so left of center at the same time. The Thermals brandish a sublimely tuned blend of proto punk and pop mentalities that, very raggedly, add up to one of the most joyous punk opuses of the last few years. I love being hyperbolic. Their not so subtle jabs and questioning of organized religion is very Hold Steady-ish, but...that's a good thing. HOWEVER, don't let me fool you. The Thermals are shockingly unique, and have a tendency of not fully revealing their cards until you're well into the album. This is expert music making, reminding us of the true bliss involved with the rapidly vanishing LP. It's kind of rare these days, no?

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