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The Notwist

Superheroes, Ghostvillains & Stuff

Sub Pop

Nov 28, 2016 The Notwist Bookmark and Share

Since the universal acclaim that created 2002’s incredible Neon Golden, it could easily be argued that the long-running German band The Notwist’s audience has taken them for granted. They’ve only released two proper studio albums since then (most recently, 2014’s Close to the Glass) and while those albums are enjoyable, they weren’t knockouts. All of that changes with this release, their very first live album. Songs from those aforementioned later albums gel incredibly well with material from Neon Golden, making a case for them as one of the great live bands of their generation. At 16 songs totaling 99 minutes, this can get a bit exhausting. However, the long, hypnotic jams that dominate songs like “Pilot” and “Consequence” (with the former clocking in over 13 minutes) make it well worth the effort as they’re breathtaking in their execution. This is one of the best live albums in recent memory. (

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