Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Beaches & Canyons [DFA, 2002] C+

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Beaches & Canyons [DFA, 2002]
Two years ago, when they were licking broken cymbals and mixing in keyb groans from a reel-to-reel, I told my diary they reminded me of the Swans and were as likely to go classical. So who've they been listening to? Somebody tinklier than I would have figured. Elliott Carter? Stockhausen to lay some arid accessibility on your ass? "Original" of them if so, they are that. Novelty records--rock and rollers can never get enough of them. C+