Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - I Could Be An Angle

There's chaos in the music and whilst it was always present before this, recording their new album in the desert with Chris Goss has given the shambling, rumbling sound from The Eighties B-Line Matchbox Disaster more focus and less the sound of indie Brit-rock. I Could Be An Angle still sounds as though it could fall apart at any second but it does so willingly, much the same as the rough and tumble of The Birthday Party or Gallon Drunk.

No doubt Chris Goss has much to do with this, having come to The Eighties B-Line Matchbox Disaster from Queens Of The Stone Age and Josh Homme's earlier band, Kyuss. It's no surprise, therefore, that I Could Be An Angle is noisy, dusty and swollen with Southern gothic rock. As such, it hints at a new beginning, something that was suggested by singer Guy McKnight when he said, "It's all been a run-up to now...This is the real beginning." With a forthcoming album, The Royal Society, this is an improvement over their earlier material, implying that Summer '04 may be, at least in part, theirs.

Overall

9

out of 10

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