Saturday, November 28, 2009

1021. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future (2007)

Track Listing

1. Two Receivers
2. Atlantis To Interzone
3. Golden Skans
4. Totem On The Timeline
5. As Above So Below
6. Isle Of Her
7. Gravity's Rainbow
8. Forgotten Works
9. Magick
10. It's Not Over Yet
11. Four Horsemen of 2012


While I really like this album I can't stop but think how much they sound like a mix of The Coral and The Liars... and they sound a bit too much like both, particularly The Liars for comfort. What I hear here is a lighter version of The Liars.

That being said the album has a much wider appeal and a much more immediate impact than The Liars do... and it is chock-full of great references from J.G. Ballard to Burroughs to Aleister Crowley.

So I liked it but it is too derivative for its own good. More importantly than any of this, however, is that this is the last of the update albums! The list is now finally over! It will keep going though with a different list. Tomorrow starts the Mojo Collection list, I'll skip albums already done and do all the other ones, including special one-offs on Jamaican Music, Film Soundtracks and the Best of Best Ofs.

See You soon!

Track Highlights

1. Magick
2. Golden Skans
3. It's Not Over Yet
4. Atlantis to Interzone

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Upon the week of its release, "Golden Skans" climbed to number seven in the UK Top 40 charts. The album was given a largely enthusiastic review by NME, although it received more mixed reviews from other critics. In the UK, the album was released with an unnamed instrumental at 17:17 of the track "Four Horsemen of 2012". Myths of the Near Future won the Mercury Prize in 2007.



Anonymous said...

congrats man!

do you feel accomplished?

are you still going to do some statistic posts? Comment on what ratings you think you got wrong (too high or too low)? Etc.?

peter said...

Good work! I can't believe you're finally done! I applaud you for sticking through it.

Now that you're done with thsi project you should definitely get It's Blitz! by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I think you'll love it.

Have you heard Alegranza by El Guincho? It's definitely one of the best tropicalia albums I've ever heard and you need to get it as well