MOMENT: Thick and Unwieldy from All Our Layers: A Complete Discography: 2 x LP

I fucking love this. Double album capturing this Boston band’s discography—a perfect snapshot of a time and place. Never even heard of those folks before, but goddamn if they don’t encapsulate the late ‘90s/early ‘00s so perfectly. A wonderful mishmash of emo and punk that was so prevalent at the time, but also so damn hard to pull off convincingly. Brings to mind elements of their contemporaries: Hot Water Music, Lifetime, Grade. Letterpress insert, lyrics, photos included. Remastered and sounds gorgeous. I only wish there was more info here—where the songs came from, a release history, anecdotes from band members, etcetera. It’s so clearly a labor of love, just wish they’d used it to celebrate a bit more. This is your time to shine, guys! I wanna read some liner notes! Regardless of the skimpiness of info presented, this thing is going to spin round and round in this house. Beautiful, beautiful work; I hope everyone involved high fives the crap out of each other. –Keith Rosson (Tor Johnson)