The excellent 2001 album by the pop group bis, a trio of
Glaswegian kids currently ranging from ages 22-25. The album is out on Spinart Records, their
new label, after the demise of their gig with Grand Royal, and of Grand
Royal itself. Poor Mike D.
With this album, bis is taking a bold and definite step away from
their former state of punk pop
and toward that dirty category, techno. Many fans seem to be quite
unhappy with this development, stating instead their wishes for bis to
turn out more infectious pop confections. I, on the other
hand, couldn't be happier. If you go through and listen to all the bis
albums, you will notice this progression happening already; this is
simply a bigger and better step along the road they were already
traveling. The much vaunted electric train to London, if you would.
I would quite seriously compare it to Kid A. It is an exponential
leap forward, musically as well as lyrically, and a damn fine one.
Track list as follows:
- what you're afraid of
- black pepper
- the end starts today
- two million
- metal box
- we're complicated
- a portrait from space
note: these are not all here yet, give me a couple days.