Their early records blended hazy noise-pop and gentle folk balladry, while later albums were rhythmic rock odysseys, hailed as landmarks on their release.
There’s A Riot Going On is the sound of an iconic band in full command of their musical powers. None of the songs appearing here were rehearsed beforehand; each textured groove and memorable pop melody is the result of a lifetime’s work captured in a moment of spontaneous play.
Though the songs were recorded years apart in some instances, the entire record is a clear, concise and cohesive study of some of rock music’s great romantics issuing a message of hope and humanity.
There’s A Riot Going On is out Mar 16 via Matador/Remote Control.
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