The Horrors new album, Skying, has already re-sequenced my Top 5 list for 2011, and is now making a real push to secure itself at number one. So, if you haven't checked it out - do it. These guys have come a long way from Sheena Is A Parasite and everyone seems to agree that this album is a winner, even with Pitchfork giving it a stingy 7.5 out of 10. Says FACT:
An antidote to the meager spiritual ambition of so much post-internet guitar music, Skying sounds like a genuine attempt to boot down the doors of perception: not for nothing have critics been drawing comparisons to The Stones Roses, early Primal Scream, Spacemen 3 and The Verve’s magisterial A Storm In Heaven. Skying is steeped in tradition and an intimate knowledge of musics past, but at its heart is a palpable, gloriously unfashionable belief that these songs might just save your life, and theirs. As its title suggests, Faris Badwan, Tom Furse, Spider Webb, Coffin Joe and Joshua Von Grimm are looking up.
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FACT has oh-so-graciously had Horrors' Tom Furse put together this mix made up of both influencers and compatriots, the track listing is as varied as you might expect for such a music loving band as The Horrors.
T.2. – No More White Horses
Tame Impala – Desire Be, Desire Go
David Essex – Rock On
Connan Mockasin – Unicorn In Uniform
Primal Scream – Inner Flight
US 69 – 2069 A Space Oddity
Gene Clark – Some Misunderstanding
Roxy Music – In Every Dream Home A Heartache
Bobak, Jons, Malone – On A Meadow-Lea
The Beach Boys – Caroline No
The Velvet Underground – The Ocean
The Beatles – Dear Prudence
Aphrodite’s Child – The Four Horsemen
Stereolab – Metronomic Underground