Since 1979, post-punk pioneers the Mekons have been putting out some of rock's most startling, provocative, unclassifiable and hard-to-find albums. Embracing an aesthetic of constant change, the Mekons have done everything from synth-driven pop and low-fi garage noise to smarmy folk and post-modern country music.
"Me" finds the Leeds, England, band on the move again, this time obsessed with the come-ons of porno and advertising. Fragmented bits of dialogue about sex and consumer products abound, mostly spoken or sung over fuzzy guitars, trebly organ and synth beats. The recitation of a grocery list over a rollicking bass line forms the basis for "Enter the Lists," while "Tourettes" sounds like a Penthouse Forum letter sung over a booming Euro-club beat. There is something for everyone here.
The fleeting string sections, noisy guitars, cheesy Stereolab-style keyboards, accordions and fiddles keep "Me" unpredictable and will leave you wondering what's next for these evolving musical chameleons.
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