26 February 2023
Band: American/English indie hip-rap-hop-rock
outfit formed in Atlanta.
Active: Since 2012 / 4 LPs (new one included)
New album: SHOOK
Released: 25 February 2023.
Order info here.
The New York Times says: “Throughout the album, Algiers lashes out at injustice,
exults in its sonic mastery and insists on the life forces of solidarity and physical impact.
But it refuses to promise any consolation.” Score: 8/10.
TUTV: Algiers nail it big time with their 4th full length. Remarkably varied in sonic performance. They jump from zestful hip-rap-hop to forceful post-punk-rock, to
soulful lullabies, to arresting spoken-word protest, to ruminative gospel. 54 minutes
long, but you get sucked in Algiers’ 2023 for every second, never a dull moment. Astounding tour de force. Touchdown!
STANDOUT TRACKS: Everybody Shatters / Irreversible Damage
A Good Man / Green Iris / Cold World / Momentary.
KEY SINGLES: 73% – Irreversible Damage – I Can’t Stand It
– 73% –
– IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE –
Feat. RAGTM’s frontman Zack De La Rocha
– I CAN’T STAND IT –
Feat. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews
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