Kim Gordon


1 Mouthus, Saw a Halo (Load Records) Soul without a soul sawing away at demons past even while gliding toward a future hell, this record has everything you could want from a listen: ecstasy, remorse, and the unknowable.

2 Charalambides, Likeness (Kranky) Tom and Christina Carter let us into their world a little more with each release. “Do You See” is starker and more vulnerable than anything by P. J. Harvey, yet it’s also their most accessible song. Tom’s guitar sets the rock tone while Christina belts it out with heart.

3&4 MV & EE with the Bummer Road, Green Blues; MV & EE with the Golden Road, Gettin’ Gone (Ecstatic Peace!) Gettin’ Gone picks up the drift where Green Blues leaves off, seeing the band rock out like they never did before. There’s a hint of early Royal Trux on their breezy, starlit mountaintop, but they make the falling apart/coming together thing sound like a

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