TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Relationship of Command’ Third AT THE DRIVE-IN Album

Remarkable albums from the past…

Relationship of Command‘ by AT THE DRIVE-IN (El Paso, Texas)
Released: 12 September 2000 – The band’s third longplayer

ALL MUSIC wrote back then : “Welcome to the breath-robbing, heart-pounding Relationship of Command, an album many have been waiting for with red-faced anticipation since their last EP, the brilliant Vaya. On this 11-track masterpiece, so full of adrenaline and swarming moods, ATDI has created one of the most infecting and mind-blowing rock albums in a long time… This is not a band that could ever be insincere. You can see it in their eyes and feel it in their music and work ethic. ATDI is one of the saviors of true emotional straight-up rock!”
Full review here – Score: 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: A sonic tsunami of explosive emotions and
tumultuous noise rock. Their hellish breakthrough record.

Standout Track: One Armed Scissor

ALBUM in full…

AT THE DRIVE-IN: Website – Facebook – Discography


Remarkable albums from the past…

‘The Futureheads’ by THE FUTUREHEADS
Released: 12 July 2004 – The British band first LP

ALL MUSIC review: “On their self-titled full-length debut, The Futureheads turn
the promise of their early EPs and singles into an almost relentlessly playful, lively,
and smart album of zippy post-punk-pop. Even though shades of XTC, the Jam, and
Gang of Four (whose Andy Gill produced the album) jump out at almost every turn
on Futureheads, the band’s chiming, precise vocal harmonies — which sound more
British Invasion than new wave — give their sound a distinctive kick.”

Full review here – Score: 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: With the speedy guitars, the agitated pace, clever harmonies and amazingly catchy tunes it felt like The Futureheads reinvented punk.

TOP TRACKS: Robot / A to B / Decent Days And Nights /
Meantime / ALMS / Stupid And Shallow

ALBUM in full…

THE FUTUREHEADS: Website – Facebook – All Albumsµ

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ – 4th LP By WILCO

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ by WILCO
Released: 18 September 2001 – the band’s 4th longplayer

ROLLING STONE review: “This is how screwed up the music business is in the early twenty-
first century: Last summer, after completing their fourth and best studio album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, alternative-country idols Wilco delivered the record to their label, Reprise. The company reacted as if the music was caked in anthrax, throwing the album back at Wilco and arranging for them to leave the label, immediately. ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ now arrives in stores, intact, on Nonesuch. Like Reprise, Nonesuch is a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner. Essentially, the mother firm paid for the album twice. I would love to see one of the suits explain that to the shareholders…”
– Full review here – Score: 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Probably their best longplayer (so far). Top-notch songwriting all the way. Fav tracks: Kamera / Radio cure / War on war / Heavy metal
drummer / I am the man who loves you

ALBUM in full…
WILCO: Facebook – All Albums

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘The Difference Between Me And You Is That I’m Not On Fire’ – Final MCLUSKY (2004)

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘The Difference Between Me And You Is That I’m Not On Fire’ by MCLUSKY
Released: 18 May 2004 – The Welsh band’s third and final longplayer

ALL MUSIC review: “Working again with sonic wizard Steve Albini, Mclusky offer up their rawest-to-date album with The Difference Between Me and You Is That I’m Not on Fire. While
it’s not as catchy or melodic as ‘Mclusky Do Dallas’, the band’s third full-length is just as much
of a thunderous assault. Albini frequently buries the mad screams of Andy Falkous beneath a mountain of scratchy, barbaric guitars, and the band seems, for the most part, more serious than usual…
” Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: To be honest it was several years ago that I listened to this album and it sounds as brutally fresh and as stunningly striking as then. Top rediscovery!

ALBUM in full…

MCLUSKY: Biography – The Three Albums

And then turning to the left for the future

(photo: Turn Up The Volume!)


Remarkable albums from the past…

‘The Soft Bulletin’ by THE FLAMING LIPS
Released: 17 May 1999 / The band’s 9th longplayer

ROLLING STONE wrote: “The eccentric Oklahoma outfit Flaming Lips serenely release another baffling, winning, neo-psychedelic recording. Densely textured, awkward but somehow melodic, The Soft Bulletin finds these pop oddballs with their poker-faced humor firmly intact… Their music isn’t, how you say, universally accessible, and the weirdness gets same-y, but no one
else has posited a parallel universe in which the Sixties and the Nineties exist simultaneously, allowing for a peculiarly convincing brand of monolithic robotic swirl.”
– Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: The Flaming Lips are The Wizards Of Oz Rock creating a fairytale universe with both elves and demons, with good ones and bad ones and
other-worldly symphonies that transfer you to a never-never land full of rainbows…

THREE TOP TRACKS: The Gash / Race For The Prize / Waitin’ For A Superman




ALBUM in full…

THE FLAMING LIPS:  Website – Facebook – Discography

The Wizards Of Oz Rock

(photo: Turn Up The Volume! Antwerp, Belgium 2017)