“Brill Bruisers” by The New Pornographers explodes in your ears with the title track!
It’s a shimmering adventure of infectious melodies, pop hooks, and multilayered harmonies!
I love it!
Neko Case has never sounded better to me! I don’t even find the synthesized background vocals (“Backstairs,” “Wide Eyes”) annoying—which I normally do.
This is Day 1 of my “New Rotations: Albums” list! These are albums that are still in my listening rotation beyond what I would consider to be a normal run on my music player. They are post influence forming, but are awesome nonetheless! They should have been deleted long ago to make room for other music, yet I like them so much, I break my own rules for this music.
And the songs keep coming at you! “Champions of Red Wine!” “Backstairs!” “Marching Orders!”
When this album comes up on my player, I crank it up!
“Brill Bruisers” didn’t make any Philby list because I ran across it much later than other albums from that time and kinda forgot about it. I had problems with some of my former music players and it was accidentally lost. Since I have “found it,” I crank it up every time it comes on!
Of course, I can pretty much say that about any album on this list. Isn’t that what it’s for?
Stay tuned for the second album…
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