Come On Die Young

by Mogwai

Released on Chemikal Underground Records

'Punk Rock' is just over 2 minutes of delicate guitar, layered over an Iggy Pop interview from 1977, and is a perfect opening for this album.

The following 65 minutes draw you in to the bands (mostly) instrumental world through a series of shorter songs, that whilst exquisite in their own right, also give a hint as to what the final half hour has in store.

By the time you reach the 9+ minutes of 'Ex-Cowboy' and Christmas Steps', Mogwai are beautifully building to glorious and cacophonous crescendos, that have often been copied, but rarely bettered.

by Kevin hmv Bristol Cribs Causeway