“7. Broadcast - Tender Buttons
They are about the best band of the last 15 years. What a foolish, foolish boy I was to ignore them for as long as I did. This is a band that managed to get more complex and interesting with each successive release, all the while stripping away instruments to a bare minimum. There are certain tragedies in music history, and Trish Keenan’s early death ranks among the most heartbreaking in modern times. My utter ignorance of their spotless recorded output is another. More experimental than experimental bands, more catchy than pop bands, so composed and so perfect. My hyperbole doesn’t do them justice. Investigate!”
I’m still a little embarrassed about what I wrote after Trish Keenan died, but this is basically right on.