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Destroyer – Rubies (82)

December 10, 2009

When I reviewed the namesake album back in 2006, I wrote, “Dan Bejar and his talented band are collagists, who have spent a lifetime listening and have turned many parts into a big picture only Destroyer can create. Sprawling, exciting, impressive.”

Here the guitars are so prog rock it hurts; the lyrics deliciously, vividly meaningless. At one point it sounds like a tipsy open mic night, the next a rock epic.

Close up Rubies may sound like tangled wool, but step back and everything is woven into a coherent tapestry.

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One comment

  1. […] just selected Rubies is my 100 songs of the Noughties. I was sent the album to review by Rockus, and I put it on with a low expectation. I was so […]



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