ELECTRELANE: Axes: CD

The sound of the dentist drilling away at my teeth is more sonically appealing than this racket. One can only hope that Steve Albini produced this mostly instrumental debacle for the money, and even then I still don’t forgive him. Every song on Axes is painfully long and riddled with screeching fiddles, banjos, and horns, as well as a plinking/plunking piano that hammers away at your skull. I’m almost certain that track eight is a bunch of people aimlessly bashing away at every instrument that exists. The last track, clocking in at nearly ten minutes, is quite possibly the worst song ever recorded. God damn, this sucks!

 –kat (Too Pure/Beggars Group)