Afghan Whigs : In Spades

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Sell date: 5/2017
Label: Sub Pop
Mfg's Catalog#: 71150
CDC Part#: 1990849
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 Notes & Reviews
2017 release from the alt-rockers. From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls, In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery. On the one hand, In Spades is as quintessentially Afghan Whigs as anything the group has ever done ? fulfilling its original mandate to explore the missing link between howling Midwestern punk like Die Kreuzen and HUsker DU, The Temptations' psychedelic soul symphonies, and the expansive hard rock tapestries of Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the same time, this album continues to push beyond anything in the Whigs' previous repertoire ? another trademark, along with the explosive group dynamic captured on the recording. Indeed, the chemistry of the lineup ? Dulli, guitarists Dave Rosser and Jon Skibic, drummer Patrick Keeler, multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson, and Whigs co-founder/bassist John Curley ? set the tone for In Spades' creation. When it came to follow up the band's triumphant return to recording ? Do To the Beast (2014), which was the band's first ever Top 40 album, ? the die was cast. "This is the first time since Black Love [the Whigs' 1996 noir masterpiece] that we've done a full-blown band album," Dulli says. The joys, sorrows, and upheavals of innocence and experience echo throughout In Spades: it powerfully documents where The Afghan Whigs have been, and where they might go next.

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