All we can really say is that listening to a new LP by the Thee Oh Sees is a true seat-of-the-pants ride.
Imagine if Thee Oh Sees had been crap. Imagine that. Actually what’s the point? Of course they weren’t crap. On the contrary they were astonishing. Where to start?
The thud of the drums and the clash of the guitars give these pieces an almost tribal quality, you can see them being the soundtracks to an induction ceremony of a groovy cult or some such.
The Oh Sees have a considerable amount of Neanderthal in their veins, how else could they get away with such slabs of imperfect brilliance as Meat Step Lively, which sounds like it’s waking up after a couple of mogadons?