The Jarman brothers see off the tumultuous time with the Motown-inspired opening track Goodbye, their striking softer side on full display. Reinvigorated and unstoppable, the band reunite with previous collaborator and Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo on I Don’t Know Who I Am, utilising the guitarist’s signature noise with the Jarmans’ sweeping pop sensibility.
Across the record the trio wear their hearts on their sleeves, with some of the album’s lyrics their most passionate and endearing.
Eight albums in, The Cribs are still as vital as ever – in their own words, “still the same kids screaming in suburbia.”
Night Network by The Cribs is out November 13 via Sonic Blew/PIAS.
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