Dance and production legend has no need of nostalgia
[a]Andrew Weatherall[/a] has charted a singular course through modern British music. Be it producing ‘Screamadelica’ or recently working with [a]Fuck Buttons[/a], he’s made 20 years of telling contributions in techno and rock without lazily repeating himself or selling out. There is no need for special pleading on behalf of a community elder here. This set of electronic rock’n’roll tracks, cultivated at some remote, exotic spot where [a]Joy Division[/a], [a]Vampire Weekend[/a] and King Tubby meet, fizzes with intelligence and enthusiasm. If the next [a]Klaxons[/a] album has such vigour, we’ll be OK. “The best review I ever had?” asks Weatherall on ‘Miss Rule’. “‘As a teenage girl, your music made me bad’”. No, NME can’t beat that.
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