Low, Trust [Rough Trade]
Some think Low are one of the finest bands in the world. They're right, too. Personal obsessions aside, the sixth album by the threesome from Minnesota, Trust, is sharper and more forceful than Things We Lost In The Fire and easily as magnificent. The combination of deep black bass, slow, heavy drums and sepulchral vocals result in rock music so pure and still you want to curl up inside it and sleep. Despite the strength and urgency of the guitar, the ghostly feedback, enigmatic undercurrents and epiphanic melodies ensure Low's music remains tantalisingly out of reach; it verges on the religious. Their blend of pain and love in sound is redemptive and if you don't believe pop can be special then it's time you bought their records.
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