The Horrors: Primary Colours
Something’s fishy when NME names an album its best of the year and it hardly shows up on other lists, especially the more prominent ones (Pitchfork, Spin, Paste, etc.). It certainly escaped my radar, and after a belated cram session with Primary Colours, I can see why – it’s not very good. Okay, that’s harsh. Clearly some people (the hipster staffers at NME) think The Horrors’ second album is the embodiment of all that’s cool, warped and Jesus-and-Mary-Chain-ish in UK art-rock right now. But I’d even give that honour to the much better and more listenable A Brief History of Love, The Big Pink’s fuzz-heavy debut CD also from this year. “Sea Within a Sea,” (named one of NME’s top songs of the decade! – okay, that’s rather enough now) is plodding but decent, and “Scarlet Fields” is an almost-great song. But the rest is, well, beyond me. That’s beyond me, not NME... C
The Horrors: Sea Within a Sea (from The Horrors official site – sign up for their mailing list)
from the CD Primary Colours
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