Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Something That Your Dad Don't Got

Why? - Alopecia

1. The Vowels, Pt. 2
2. Good Friday
3. These Few Presidents
4. The Hollows
5. Song of the Sad Assassin
6. Gnashville
7. Fatalist Palmistry
8. The Fall of Mr. Fifths
9. Brook & Waxing
10. A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under
11. Twenty Eight
12. Simeon’s Dilemma
13. By Torpedo or Crohn’s
14. Exegesis

This is music for you and your boys and your broken heart. Why? (Yoni Wolf & some other sick cats) write songs full of so many quotable lines, you swear this album could be the basis for an entire counter culture that you and your friends invent. Alopecia is a landmark of 2008 ALREADY, it makes me feel part of something bigger than indie rock, bigger than rap, its some other shit. Why? writes about anything really, putting money into a washing machine in some basement, cementing his ears shut with wet cocaine, and of course there is some romance. He is still after/against the girl with the "neck of a chinese bird", and is wondering if she is truly dope: a female young messiah from a dugout, or wack: having doubts about Yoni Wolf (Why?) and looking in the rear view and giving him a dirty look. Every track is solid and the end is existentially haunting, Yoni is obviously obsessed with the concept of existential crisis in young men, and he sleeps on his back because it is practice for the coffin. However, he still loves life at the end, and is feeling alive and fresh as ever on Alopecia.


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