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This should really be a four star review. I'll explain why it isn't in a moment.
Context: Battlestar Galactica kinda jumped the shark during the last episode of season 3. Major spoliers: but central characters were revealed as cylons in a wholly non-sensical twist. Throughout the first half of the fourth season (what this "Final Season" really is the second half of that season") the show seriously stumbled. Not that it wasn't entertaining - Battlestar is always entertaining - but what made it such captivating viewing for the first two/three years was it was a drama with great characters and a breakneck pace, unravelling mystery's concerning the central plot that always seemed to raise… Read more
Rubies is up there with Destroyer's best records - second only in my opinion to Streethawk: A Seduction.
As a band, Destroyer are under-exposed outside of Canada rather than underrated, as anyone I've ever met who actually listens to them, loves them.
On show here is some of Daniel Bejar's greatest work, he is a lyricist of true distinction. If stripped of all musical trappings, then Bejar's written work alone would no doubt qualify him as poet of great merit.
But luckily the entire point of the Destroyer project is that Bejar's words are reinforced with melodies and rhythm.
For all the lofty adjectives hipster music critics like to praise Destroyer with, Bejar first and… Read more