Saturday, August 13, 2011

Album of the Week: The Meadowlands

The Meadowlands

by The Wrens

released 2003

One of my favorite albums of all time (if not my most favorite) - the swirling ease of the drunken but precise guitar being used as percussion instrument at times - and the layered vocals of what sounds like various portions of a long rambling letter to an ex-girlfriend - makes for one of the most powerful and cathartic albums I have ever witnessed - it's layered for ultimate enjoyment through headphones - but it's energetic and full of swirling rock enough to be blasted at 11 and driven around to while you scream your head off singing along in the car - complex and powerful - brutally honest and bittersweet

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