Consumer Guide: May, 2023
Melodies that mitigate pain and navigate stumbling relationships, a spiritual force on tour, 25 songs or rants about (among other things) street life, racism, automobile fetishism, and ice cream.
Algiers: There Is No Year (Matador ‘20) Intelligent, militant, explicit, anti-crypto, all those lefty essentials, but too sludgy in thought and/or musical execution (“Chaka,” “Void”) ***
Algiers: Shook (Matador) This international, multiracial quartet-plus is one of the darkest bands this side of death metal and knows why, which is politics. A prominent …