This is probably the strongest example of the songwriting and musical talent Luscious Jackson possessed.
Putting out soundtracks as records implies they are indeed good enough to stand on their own, and I’m not convinced this one can.
John Lennon’s son shows off songwriting skills that are as impressive as those of the former Beatle.
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars have an effective tone that almost any rockabilly fan would find tempting.
Lollo Rosso moves in odd directions at times, but it definitely represents the unique style and talent of the High Llamas.
It’s music for late nights, when it feels like you’re the only one up and noone else cares, when your eyes are burning and your body is screaming for sleep.
I think we’ll all be hard-pressed at year’s end to find an album quite as inspired (and inspiring) as this one.
There are some hints of Tortoise’s more relaxed jams, but without the art-school edge
This strikes me as a full-length that would have been a better EP had more judicious editing been used.