Bottom Of The Hudson – Riot Act

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It seems pretty appropriate that Bottom Of The Hudson and the Wrens should share the same record label (Absolutely Kosher). Both purvey a classy take on indie rock like their brethren Guided By Voices and Yo La Tengo. So a cursory listen to ‘Riot Act’ is probably not enough to soak up its multi-faceted glory. Eli Simon’s vocals have an authoritative bent and the music is never content to settle on its jangly posterior. The sideshows are freewheeling and the instrumentation is often so wondrous as to be capable of standing on its own. There is no reason why ‘Riot Act’ shouldn’t be revered in equal doses as ‘Freak Scene’, ‘Sugar Kane’ and ‘Drain You’. Perhaps the new Bottom Of The Hudson record out later this year can reserve their place at the top table. KD

Bottom Of The Hudson – Riot Act

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album: [UK] Holiday Machine [US] Holiday Machine
Year: 2005

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