Aug 21, 2012

Big Star - Radio City (1974)


#1 Record might be 60s english pop/folk/ideologies as heard/relayed by young men from Memphis full with false nostalgia for a colonial India with pools, sun, and gin and tonics, and rebellious rock and roll is here to stay rebuttals to parental worry. The follow up, Radio City, somehow manages to look forward to both new wave and 90s alternative rock. The guitar sound kills. The harmonica/piano jams make sense because the pop is so straightforwardly pop, but also don't at all, then drawing attention to how perfect the pop is and also suggesting that it could all collapse at any moment. The sound of pop falling apart where #1 Record promised the listener that it never would.

A+

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