Album review

Eyes Adrift

After his disappointing mid-'90s Sweet 75 project, Krist Novoselic's future in rock'n'roll looked decidedly grim. Seven years on, flanked by The Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood and drummer Bud Gaugh, he's back—and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Eyes Adrift is a stunning debut. It is anchored in Ragged Glory-era Neil Young (for example, the epic closing 15-minute Weld-a-thon, "Pasted"), there are rockabilly flirtations ("Dottie Dawn & Julie Jewel"), some Tex-Mex ("Sleight Of Hand"), and it's largely grunge-free. Never mind the Foo Fighters—it seems that the phoenix from Nirvana's ashes has finally arisen here.

Rating: 4 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...