Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches - Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches
Release Date: Tracklist. Nice review dude. I still haven't heard this enough to rate it but it's pretty great. Album Rating: 4. I have to check this out. Really like the last two lines in this review. I love rockabilly but the production on this pisses me off and wastes a good album. God I fucking hate lo-fi production. Dirty Beaches Badlands 4. Review Summary: Alex Zhang Hungtai will run you off the speedway and watch you writhe in flames in the abyss below.
Rank: 0 for Even in films, I get shivers whenever I hear someone scream in agony. On the other hand, I could stomach the most unflinchingly graphic film in the world, something that makes Men Behind the Sun look like Baby Einstein, so long as the sound was off.
In fact, I sometimes kill time by watching extremely gory YouTube clips on mute and imagining the sound. But instead of anything that makes sense, phantom music generally comes into my mind, mental soundwaves from an untapped, psychotic part Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode - 101 my brain. And it sounds a hell of a lot like Dirty Beaches. Alex Zhang Hungtai, the Taiwanese-Canadian musician behind demented rockabilly act Dirty Beaches, poses a terrifying figure.
Half the time, he sounds like a demented Romeo who was either already insane or driven to madness by his love. But this is the nice side of Hungtai. The vocals might fit in more smoothly with a more fast-paced rockabilly song, but instead, his stuttering howl is set against Deavid Soul and Exotic Light Orchestra - Rootless Cosmopolitan backdrop of ponderous slaveship drums and carnivorous, distorted guitar.
Nothing seems to be in place, but as that one guitar chord rolls on and on, everything starts to make relative sense. On the other hand, we have the s, which whether deservedly or not enjoys a repuation as a sort of golden age for music, an era of record stores and Little Richard, of jukeboxes Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches - Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches Jerry Lee Lewis, of Chevy Impalas and drive-thru diners.
When you see a dirty beach, your reaction would most likely be to either leave or find a relatively clean spot. But there are no unsoiled places on Badlands, and the best you can do is find the beauty in what there is to see.
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