vrijdag 12 april 2013

Mudhoney – Vanishing Point

Mudhoney – Vanishing Point
SubPop/Konkurrent – 2013
Rock, Punk, Grunge
Rated: ****

Punks that make rock music. That’s what the HiVe is all about. And whether you call it stoner, grunge, alternative rock, garage or some form of metal, it doesn’t matter. The sub-genre game has gotten way out of hand but luckily there’s Mudhoney who take a broom and a shovel and put all that useless talk under the ground. They clean up on all that silly naming and shaming stuff. For on their ninth album Vanishing Point they portray a true love for punk and rock and only have a few psychedelic ventures like on the brilliant opener Slipping Away and The Final Course. It comes across as an ode to simplicity and everything honest and small. They stick close to their guns both musically and lyrically and with it reassure the listener that everything shall continue on just as it did before, as long as you keep it small. It’s the same kind of philosophy Iggy and the Stooges could put forth. And musically they seem on occasion to be even more tributary towards Iggy and Jimi than before. They’re older now and that’s why they’re excused when they fill the shopping cart instead of kissing the sky Nonetheless, a damn good new album by Seattle’s favorite musical scrape…

(Written by JK)

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