Gomez 

Following this band's Mercury-Prize-winning debut 10 years ago, some of the UK's more effusive critics hailed Gomez as the next Beatles. Five albums and a dose of electronica later, the band is still recovering from a run of lackluster productions that didn't quite live up to the hype. (How could they have?) On 2006's How We Operate, Gomez's churning atmospheres and jolting rhythmic sequences fit the rocky subject matter: broken hearts in Hawaii, for one, or reckoning with alcoholic hallucinations. Seasoned and swanky, the tunes glide off the tongues and fingertips of this five-piece. And guess what? Last year, during a John Lennon tribute, Gomez even dropped a version of the Beatles' "Hey, Bulldog" that wasn't half-bad.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Critics' Choices

Facebook Activity

All contents ©2014 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation