Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Song of The Day #016

"Definitive Gaze" by Magazine

I've loved "Shot By Both Sides" for a while, but I never really cared to give Magazine a chance outside their one big-ish single. Well, it turns out they're pretty darn good. "Definitive Gaze", the lead track off their masterpiece LP Real Life, mixes Low-indebted electronic textures and rhythms with some chunky, post-Buzzcock post-punk. The influence of that album (Low), which came out a year before this did, on this track is definitely apparent, but the song has its own identity for sure. And it's a good identity.

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