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.