Little Red Blogger

This blog looks at radical politics(with a libertarian socialist slant), music and culture. Marx to Mises, Girls Aloud to Steve Reich...

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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Out Hud - Let Us Never Speak Of This - Review

This album has proved to a real surprise...often it's nice to listen to an album without any preconceptions or expectations. I loaded it up on my Karma I flicked play and let it wash over me.

Nobody appears to have told Out Hud that punk/funk/disco* (delete as per critical prejudice) is 'over'. However Out Hud make a sound that defies easy catergorisation or pre-fitting into scenes. What Out Hud do do is take in an epic sweep of eighties dance influences and use them very well. From sharp chic style guitars to NY style deep house and blondie pop/punk vocals. Out Hud update all these influences with some sparkling modern production and sharp song writing.

This to put it simply is a very very good album with nary a weak track on it and will be well worth picking up on it's release date of March 21st.