Three GREAT albums in February. Each could have easily been a #1 vote had they been released in different months.
- Post Louis - Descender
- Greg Dulli - Random Desire
- The Men - Mercy
There’s so much going on in the Post Louis album, in a good way. The songs and album as a whole unfold in unexpected but very natural directions, and it seems like every few hours I have a new sequence stuck in my head. In addition to the list of influences that @Severed799 posted, I can also hear or think there’s room for fans of Typhoon, Wye Oak, Wild Nothing, Hop Along, Hummingbird by Local Natives, ex:re, Billy Corgan (Machina and Zwan especially), Lilys, and even Mutual Benefit and Grizzly Bear. I hope this album gets the attention it deserves and you guys take off, I’m really excited to hear what you do next.
For 30 years now, Greg Dulli has released nothing but great albums and this one is no exception. I’m not sure what else to say about it other than that it’s very much a Greg Dulli album, and probably most in line with the last Twilight Singers album but a little bit punchier. He’s the best and it’s crazy that he’s never mentioned with the all-time greats.
The Men aren’t the noise punk band they once were and like many people, after two disappointing albums I was ready to write them off. I’m very glad I didn’t though, this new one is great start to finish. It’s an interesting mix of very slow, sparse songs and livelier 70s / early MTV sounding ones. At this point I think it’s passed Open Your Heart to become my second favorite of theirs behind only New Moon. Amazing comeback.