Friday, December 16, 2016
NICE AS F*CK! : The Albums, 2016.
17/parquet courts/human performance
Human Performance begins with an urgent call to arms. "Dust is everywhere, sweep!" And from that moment forward Parquet Courts take heed to these words, as Human Performance is a crisp exercise in keeping your head above water as you wade through the waters of keeping it together and of course, put up with bullshit. "You gotta keep it even" we hear, with a steady mind. Even when you're happy, and even when you're uptight. With this in mind, Parquet Courts seeks comfort and clarity in the one thing they can truly control: these human performances presented here. And HP, like each and every Parquet Courts release before it, is a tight and locked in coming together of this band's cerebral & sun burnt indie rock inclinations. With Human Performance the fellas once again attack their songs with a surgical like precision, clearing away clutter and sweeping away the dust to keep things steady, highlighting why they are currently one of the smartest and most exciting bands around once more, with feeling.
KEY TRACKS: Dust/I Was Just Here/One Man, No City
19/devendra banhart/ape in pink marble
21/the julie ruin/hit reset
22/jessy lanza/oh no
23/junior boys/big black coat
24/majid jordan/majid jordan