Saturday, January 2, 2010


The Books
Thought For Food
(Tomlab, 2002)

Remember when Thought For Food first came out? How it was revolutionary? The deft use of samples in combination with beautiful chamber folk and glitch electronics – it was astounding. Even going back to it now, I am incredibly impressed. The album inspired a lot of imitators, but no one has ever really captured the magic of what The Books have started. And I can’t post about this without mentioning the sample at the beginning of “Motherless Bastard”. I am still shocked with the humor and horror of it every time.


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