Monday, September 1, 2008

Stereolab: Chemical Chords

Chemical Chords
4AD Records [2008]

Fire Drill Review:
Stereolab have been releasing albums since about 1992 so it is always an enjoyment to pop in a new record from the masters of sixties art pop. Chemical Chords finds the band in a better place emotionally since their last album of all new material was Margerine Eclipse [2004], which was the first since the passing of longtime member Mary Hansen. Time always helps heal and on Chemical Chords the band returns to a more lighthearted sound, which is the reason this album is so infectious, warm and comfortable!

Key Track: "The Ecstatic Static"

Band With Similar Fire: The Notwist

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-Reviewed by Reece Michael