Following the onslaught of Nick Cave's second Grinderman album last week would be nearly impossible for any band other than the re-formed-but-not-reformed Swans. Both Swans frontman Michael Gira and Cave are the guys who would top the charts on the Hellboard Hot 666. Listen to "Eden Prison" from My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky. Seriously, who the fuck needs chord changes anymore?
Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for September 21-27:
1. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God) "Michael Gira boasts that the Swans have not reunited; yet they are reactivated and rejuvenated for a new LP that ranks up high with Soundtracks for the Blind and Children of God. Filled to the brim with high-pitched orchestral squalls and Gira's trademark lyrical doom."
2. Torche - Songs for Singles (Hydra Head) "Florida's Torche scores with their third release -- packaged in an envelope-style slipcase in three different colors of vinyl."
3. Squarepusher - Shobaleader One (Ed Banger) "Ed Banger Records teams up with Squarepusher for a new 12-inch that features a Mr. Oizo remix."
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4. Furious Dudes - Florida Sucks (Livid) "Local guys Furious Dudes have finally released Florida Sucks, their debut CD featuring eight tracks of no-nonsense rock 'n' roll guaranteed to assault your senses."
5. Grinderman - 2 (Anti-)
Which albums will we be discussing next week?
Next week, we have Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest (4AD), Phil Collins' Going Back (Atlantic), No Age's Everything in Between (Sub Pop), Bad Religion's The Dissent of Man (Epitaph), Salem's King Night (IAMSOUND), Jimmy Eat World's Invented (Interscope), Yaz's Reconnected Live (Mute), Ben Folds' Lonely Avenue (Nonesuch), Manic Street Preachers' Postcards From a Young Man (Columbia), and some long-awaited reissues.