Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A.C. Newman - Shut Down the Streets
While Get Guilty was a bit prickly and rock-ish, Shut Down the Streets is a little more ethereal in its approach and electronic in its instrumentation. As always, the songs are constructed of only the finest materials and performed by people who seem to know what they are doing. As it has ever been, I tend to enjoy the spaces where synths meet guitars, and there is plenty of that on this album. Highly recommended are "You Could Get Lost out Here" and "There's Money in New Wave."
Baleeted? Not while A.C. Newman keeps being awesome.