July 4, 2009

"And how did you get here?"

Handsome Furs - Face Control
My Thoughts: Love More (<3)+

I don't know how I've been keeping myself from reviewing this album, because I've been rocking it for a good 3 months now it seems. Handsome Fur's first album was all fine and good, but I have a feeling the only reason I really liked it was because of Dan Boeckner's involvement in this band and Wolf Parade. This album, from start to freakin finish is one of the hippest, sunglasses-at-night-wearingest, party til you continue to party albums of the year ... at least in my mind. It's electrotrashy with a dash of indie rock to soften the edges. There's a nice, sexual, strange simplicity to the record that is undeniably engaging, like the chorus of Legal Tender, which ... well you just have to hear to believe. Quite the raucous experience.

Handsome Furs - Legal Tender
Handsome Furs - Evangeline
Handsome Furs - I'm Confused

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