They may be a one trick pony, but these 2008 recordings show that Stereolab are good at what they do
“Hallmarked by a unique, carefully evolving but instantly recognisable sonic signature” is one way (ie, their label’s website’s) of describing 20 years of [a]Stereolab[/a] music. “All sounds the fucking same” would be many other people’s, which may well be true, but also should not be a problem. Other acts in the same box include: [a]AC/DC[/a], [a]The Cramps[/a], [a]Chuck Berry[/a], [a]Mogwai[/a], [a]Dinosaur Jr[/a]. That’s good, enduring company. This album is made up of the other half of songs recorded three years ago in the same sessions for 2008’s ‘[b]Chemical Chords[/b]’, just before [a]Stereolab[/a] went on indefinite hiatus. And as good a reminder as any that their one trick is a good one.
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