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The Drink


4.0
excellent

Review

by former sputnik's home post-punk maester USER (123 Reviews)
January 30th, 2018 | 49 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: ........

So apparently this band is also called The Drink, or so does their Spotify page suggest. But heck knows. With their passion for utter old-school minimalism and slightly subdued Stephen Merritt-ian vocals, this is what I’ve been waiting for in the post-punk revival era. It’s a minimal-wave record, lads and gens. It’s an homage to the subtlest and most inconsequential of post-punk/new wave subgenres out there. That’s really it. It is minimal-wave. You can hardly say much of anything above just that. ******** (man, this feels weird to write) do the sound a great deal of justice, conducting the simplest of melodies with the most banal instrumental arrangement, but achieving the heaviest of effects. They twist and turn the conventional idea of tune and progression, meanwhile often still managing to come off as typically snarky, as a proper post-punk (or its derivative in this instance) record should. But the most surprising feature of this album is just how the executional vagueness transcended into often times utter beauty, with songs like the Christmas carol mocking “Kinderpunsch”; “Practical Song (aka The Logical Song)", which even has a certain romantic edge to it; to “Comedian”, which is the darkest and most self-deprecating cut on here. It is a throwback like no other, going into the most obscure of underground tendencies of the 80s, but in 2018. Thank you for making me feel like back in those days again.



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Papa Universe
January 30th 2018


22503 Comments


Minimalistic review for a minimalistic album.

SandwichBubble
January 30th 2018


13796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Added to my list of dumb band names and also my playlist. Thank god for spotify

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
January 30th 2018


32047 Comments


* “Practical Song (aka The Logical Song) - Needs a closing " there somehow.

* ...which even has a certain romantic edge to it; to, say, “Comedian”, - I feel it breaks the flow because of the amount of punctuation stuffed in there.

Just my 2 cents, the rest is great, pos!

SandwichBubble
January 30th 2018


13796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Ah, so this was originally released on youtube and Weird World/Domino is doing a re-release of it. On track three and this is really great

Papa Universe
January 30th 2018


22503 Comments


Fixed.
Thanks, lads.

bloc
January 30th 2018


70270 Comments


How do you pronounce the band name?

Papa Universe
January 30th 2018


22503 Comments


https://youtu.be/WNSf-KQORRk?t=21s

Relinquished
January 30th 2018


48762 Comments


8 asterisks

bloc
January 30th 2018


70270 Comments


Ugh, how dumb

butcherboy
January 30th 2018


9464 Comments


if you youtube The Drink Practical Song, the first thing that comes up is the put the lime in the coconut song.

SteakByrnes
January 30th 2018


29856 Comments


Maybe their actual name has been censored this entire time, and it's something like Cuntfuck

Papa Universe
January 30th 2018


22503 Comments


am i still banned?

Papa Universe
January 30th 2018


22503 Comments


i'm not

bloc
January 31st 2018


70270 Comments


"Maybe their actual name has been censored this entire time, and it's something like Cuntfuck"

Mind blown

Papa Universe
January 31st 2018


22503 Comments


somewhere, Anal Cunt are really pissed

bloc
January 31st 2018


70270 Comments


Wait, Anal Cunt is also 8 characters...

Papa Universe
January 31st 2018


22503 Comments


OH MY GOD! It's them. They read a book and are 0.1% smarter...

rodrigo90
January 31st 2018


7387 Comments


Asterisk and obelisk the tormentor

bloc
January 31st 2018


70270 Comments


I'd imagine the comics would be quite different if that was the case lol

rodrigo90
January 31st 2018


7387 Comments


It would be as hilarious as fuck



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