The heart and soul of Lachica’s music draws from 4AD’s glory days.
Lost Songs gives fans a chance to hear the band in transition while also giving completists access to some solid recordings.
As with all Czars releases, the centerpiece throughout is the sublime voice of John Grant.
These songs are immediately compelling, perfectly rounded out, and though always brief, never feel truncated or half-done.
When taken as a whole, Anniversary becomes a pretty staggering experience.
Reed is a romantic worth listening to, and the kind of person we would all like to know.
The lowest common denominator of the album is a sterile brand of pastoral country folk that weaves through every song at some point.
Shows off the sense of what makes a good pop song without losing the rock.
Not to sound overly melodramatic, but this music is what I picture souls entering heaven hear.
Like James Bond films, the Supreme duo’s sound is slick, and by “slick” I mean Swiss clockworks and fine German engineering.
The main riff sounds a bit to familiar to me, but it’s pleasing to the ear and has a nice trancy melody about it.
It seems that worship is watered down concert experiences that feel neither artistically nor emotionally stimulating.
In the end, Wild Zero is filled with lots of ambition, excess, and energy that gets a little ahead of itself at times.
That’s what this series has done to me, reducing me to a doe-eyed awkward teenager who gets that gooey feeling in my stomach.