The trademark Canterbury Sound is best understood by putting it into context. At its origins, the Canterbury Scene emerged during a key developing point in rock music; in the midst of 60s psychedelic rock experimentation, but also before the common motifs of 70s progressive rock had really taken hold. This influence, combined with the supreme talent of its members, allowed the scene to be a breeding ground for some of the greatest rock music ever made.
Nothing But Thieves takes a new look at their Alternative Rock sound by using electronic and pop-influenced undertones. If 2020 couldn’t be a mess, I believe that this album couldn’t have been possible. Top to bottom, “Moral Panic” tells a story about the struggles in the world from following social norms to relationships and more. NBT’s newest release might be one of the best albums of 2020.
With being one of the biggest modern-day rock legends, The Killers have had hit after hit during their mid-2000s run. Many music junkies like myself are in love with “their old stuff”, which is heavily emphasized in this decade with The Killers. After their 2017 album, “Wonderful Wonderful”, the band’s decreasing slope became steeper with this latest release.
COVID-19 is serious, and we need to take necessary precautions. But life will still go on…at some point. We need to find a KURE (sorry, I had to do it to ‘em) to the virus, and do anything in our control to prevent it from spreading. If cancelling some of the country’s biggest music festivals and tours, then let’s do it. Let’s keep an open and positive attitude towards these rapidly changing events, and also keep tuning in to 88.5 KURE: Ames Alternative. Don’t worry, Otto is working 24/7 to give you some great content!