I’ve just heard the album of the year - you know when you hear it. And that’s me knowing PJ Harvey is going to release a record this year. Robert Forster is having one. Luke Haines. The Libertines’ LP has no business being bad.
But for the time being - the great freewheeling spirit of Dan Bejar’s songwriting renders everything else grossly irrelevant. It makes me drunkenly dizzy and fills my heart with lightness and air. “Hell” is majestic. It all is.
The album is called Poison Season and will be released by Destroyer at the end of August.