Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World Review
September 10th, 2014
There’s little evolution in sound here, because none is needed. In the 10 years since the last album, we pretty much forgot this genre and their unique sound. Coming at us again with their primordial rock aesthetics, we are delighted at the same trashing, blistering, dark, dancey, fast music and catchy lyrics we remembered fondly.
Stand out tracks include “White Is Red”, “Trainwreck 1979”, and “Nothin’ Left” and the more experimental album-titled track “The Physical World” – what a great way to finish off the album.
Even though it hasn’t got the single treatment (yet?), I think Nothin’ Left may actually be in fact one of their best songs yet, right up their with Black History Month. Am I alone in thinking this? The only thing truly offensive here is how fast it all ends and lingering question, is this it for another 10 years?