Crystal Antlers – mindless racket or divine noise?

Some things in life are set to permanently puzzle me.  These include the questions of why things never worked out with Vikki Bassett when I was 16, who killed Roger Rabbit and what anyone ever sees in gherkins.  A new addition on this list of mysteries is the riddle of Crystal Antlers’ popularity in the blogosphere.  I was convinced this would end at some point, but the adulation and fanfare seems unabating.

Perplexed, I download their most recent number, Tentacles, to see if my previous suspicions – that this was a screaming nosebleed of a band making a ghastly, melody-free racket with about as much punk-rock sensibility as Robbie Williams – were correct. And, sadly, they were.  It’s just mindless, funless, feckless noise; from the scream-as-loud-as-you-can thrash mentality usually well represented at Reading and Leeds festivals each year.  Lord knows if the lyrics are up to much – trying to make them out ranks as one of life’s more fruitless enterprises.

Sorry fellow bloggers, but I’m just not with you on this one.  File under Joe Lean & the Jing Jang Jong, or The Horrors.

Crystal Antlers on MySpace

Crystal Antlers – Tentacles (zSHARE)


~ by ripamel on 09/08/2009.

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