Artist: Amyl and The Sniffers
Album: Amyl and The Sniffers
Label: ATO Records
Reason We’re Cranking It: Perfectly positioned somewhere between the grit of ’70s punk and the grime of early Guns N’ Roses, Amyl and The Sniffers’ full-length debut packs a pace-the-room punch, forcing the listener to his or feet for an anytime, anywhere magical mosh pit moment. We only wish that we hadn’t been holding a fresh cup of coffee when we started listening to the album because now we have a mess to clean up.
What The Album Tells Us About Them: Like many great rock ‘n’ roll bands to come before them, part of the appeal of the Aussie entertainers is the can’t-look-away-charisma of its lead singer. Amy Taylor is a stick of dynamite who could explode at any moment, so don’t look away or you might miss the best part. That’s not something you can fake, and whatever that “it” factor is, she has more than enough to go around.
Track Stuck On Repeat: Not only is “Gacked On Anger” our favorite name for a song, but it’s also our favorite track off of the debut. Clocking in at a brisk 1:49, you can listen to it a half-dozen times through in the same time it takes you to clean up one cup of spilled coffee. (See above.)
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