Album: Born Again Revisited
Artist: Times New Viking
By their fourth album, Times New Viking’s dogged loyalty to blowing out every level on the board is starting to seem less like scrappy spontaneity and more like a well-worn aesthetic groove. As usual, their appeal rests on the ability of solid pop songcraft to shine through the sh*tgaze haze-some tracks make it, some don’t. A pretty standard TNV album, all told, but if you haven’t heard them before, consider this your introduction to one the first and best bands of the ‘oos lo-fi revival. Times New Viking has soared to the top of the charts this week.
This is KSPC’s #1 album for the week of October 26, 2009.