Thursday, September 11, 2008

I've pictured you in coffins

Clinic is a hard band to love. A lot of their music sounds the same. They have a few gems here and there, but since purchasing their 2002 LP, Walking with Thee, I have found that their music is not adaptable to many moods. In other words, if it's a hot day and you want to feel as cold as ice, or if you want to avenge the assassination of your husband-to-be, Clinic is the band for you.

But "Distortions," off of 2000's Internal Wrangler, comes out of nowhere. It is one of the few tracks that does the oft-made Clinic/Radiohead comparison any justice. Ade Blackburn's voice approaches Thom Yorke's in emotiveness and expresses a similar cringing pain. Strangely enough, the instrumentals could come straight from a Postal Service song. This is a pretty decent crying song:

Clinic - Distortions (Internal Wrangler, 2000)

Clinic - Harvest (Within You) (Visitations, 2006)

P.S. Thanks to Hipster Doucheblog for linking to Pablo Bunny! You guys are just so generous!

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1 comment:

Allison said...

Thanks for the new Clinic. Did you notice that The Walkmen are coming out with a new album? Calexico also has a new one out...have you listed to any of it?