Wednesday, January 27, 2010

40. Last Exit – Junior Boys (2004)

Few records reveal themselves with the nuanced steps that Last Exit does. First I was floored by two undeniable tracks - ‘Bellona’ and ‘Birthday’ - which provided the necessary incentive to listen ever-closer to the Hamilton duo’s hazier efforts. And that’s where this debut truly shimmers; between the echoed-synths of ‘Three Words’, or drifting along the North 400 with the title track, lies the frosted soul of Last Exit. In no time, this song-cycle melts together like the best post-club album one could hope for… and remains the pinnacle this group may never reach again.

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