Dan Bejar's indie rock eye-rolling continued with 'Your Blues', his sixth record, which wasn't a testament to how bored he was hanging about with the twee and sickeningly lovely New Pornographers, but was a wonderful bit of abandon for him. As is custom for the Destroyer project, it shows him in high-drama form, performing pantomimic songs in his Bowie-inflected vocal snarl.
Vinyl LP £17.05 MRG238LP
180g vinyl LP on Merge.
- Includes download code
9/10 Jack 11th February 2015
Dan Bejar never ceases to [expletive] me. The man is mad, and I love it. He is to music what Charlie Kaufman is to film, yet I love his original stamps of work and find them oddly close to my heart. The lyrics bite you on the lips after enticing you to kiss them. Bejar's voice is clear as a one-sided mirror. Destroyer at its catchiest and most eccentric best, the album is refreshingly clean in sound, yet more romantic and hollow-haunting than "This Night" and "Streethawk: A Seduction." The more there's not to get, the more you're magnetically drawn into Bejar's black holes.
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