Cloud Nothings – ‘Stay Useless’

No ambition to be found

No such ambition to be found here, unless we’re talking the kind fairly useless in day-to-day life, such as the ambition to assemble a box of really good 1980s punk rock seven-inches. But effort-free sounds like effortless on this Albini-recorded teen anthem, which takes one hook and works it so hard that after three listens it feels like you might never be able to dislodge it from your cerebral cortex.

Louis Pattison