Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Listening Post

As straightforward rock bands go -- the kind that record mostly anthems and songs that seem engineered to be entrance themes for WWE wrestlers -- Welsh outfit Lostprophets are pretty decent. Their latest album also happens to be produced by one of my favorite people in alt rock -- Ken Andrews -- which is why it sounds so punishingly, gorgeously massive.

From the album Weapons, here's Bring 'Em Down.


ZIRGAR said...

Ken Andrews' band Failure is one of my favorites from the 90s; completely underrated, and totally overlooked in the annals of alt-rock greatness. His Year of the Rabbit rocks righteously, as well.

Chez said...

His last solo record was amazing as well, and you have no idea how pissed I am that Year of the Rabbit only recorded one album. Everything Andrews works with I end up really loving. All the bands he's associated with and whose sound he helps determine.