New Classics

From 2010 on, we designate the definitive records.

Pinning down and defining the Hot Snakes sound is hard, but it’s also part of what makes them one of the most unique underground American rock bands of the last 20 years. Fans and critics have hurled every label under the sun at the group, be it punk, post-punk, garage, or garage punk. In reality it’s a little bit of all of the above, but nothing that neatly fits any one genre. Today, just as they did then, Hot Snakes sound li...

Monomania is a punk record then that actually grapples with the origins of punk, rock 'n' roll, and some of the moods and sexual implications surrounding that music. The songs are filled with savage one liners, references to other songs (“I'm a poor boy from a poor family!”) and wretched reflections on queerdom.

For every mood of breakup there are albums that fit specific channels, and Lykke Li’s 2014 album "I Never Learn" fits precisely into that of agonizing devastation, both at relationships and the female self.

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