Given the weak point of a lot of the brothers Reid’s post-1992 output, final autumn’s comeback single, Jamcod, was an sudden triumph – the sound of a band rediscovering the mix of melody and dissonance that made their Nineteen Eighties information so thrilling. That it’s the standout monitor on their first album since 2017’s patchy Injury and Pleasure is not any shock. Much less predictably, although, there’s a lot else on Glasgow Eyes – recorded at Mogwai’s Fortress of Doom studio within the metropolis – that’s virtually pretty much as good.

The Eagles and the Beatles is a figuring out love letter to basic rock set to I Love Rock’n’Roll’s riff; the Suicide-adjacent Venal Pleasure reprises the mechanised throb of 1989’s Automated; the extra restrained Chemical Animal smoulders winningly, whereas Second of June recollects the prettiness that all the time lay beneath Psychocandy’s layers of suggestions. There are inevitable longueurs as effectively, thoughts: Pure Poor provides dirges a foul identify, and nearer Hey Lou Reid fancies itself as an epic however as a substitute simply appears like an awfully gradual six minutes. Nonetheless, the truth that Glasgow Eyes is three-quarters of a superb document is cause for celebration.


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