Album review

My Morning Jacket - Sweatbees

Louisville, Kentucky's C&W ensemble My Morning Jacket are the latest critical darlings of cosmic country noir, exploring the dusty backroads of a 9/11-damaged America with a fragile space-folk reminiscent of a hillbilly Flaming Lips. Sweatbees is gloomy '70s FM radio DJ'd by Joy Division and Neil Young. There are echoes of psychedelic pop on "Lowdown", while the astro reverb of "The Way That He Sings" is pure alt.country desolation. Definitely ones to watch in 2003.

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...