This album opens with the compelling Nite, a great song. The overal sound is heavily influenced on Sonic Youth. But I am not much of a Sonic Youth fan. Definetely not the mindblowing strength of their five star debut album, That's Not What I Heard and the genious of the last two albums. Great ideas enough though, the talent is there, but some tracks sounds more like demos. The new versions of Don't Make Waves, Yesterday's News and Fire/Sign sound more mature on Live in Liverpool, but it is fun listening to those tracks on Movement and hear how the band is progressing and reworking older songs. Still this album is a must have for every Gossip fan. Only not their best.
This is a gorgeous album, one that makes it worthwhile to buy things on a hunch. Comparisons between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have drawn up, and, fair enough they do both do the whole bluesy garage punk thing well, have cool caterwauling frontwomen, and even both have songs called 'no no no,' but 'Movement,' feels to me like an album with more of a soul (man). The YYYs offering is nice to dance to, but this is an album I could love. It's bluesier and rootsier and rawer, with hints of gospel added for good measure. From the haunting riffage of 'nite,' to the blissful bluesy wailing of 'jasons basement,' to the heartbreaking chord progressions of 'yesterdays news,' this is a brilliant album.
Second full-length for the indie-punk trio led by powerful singer Beth Ditto. Another band without a bassist (or maybe they do) - who cares with a powerfull raw heavy guitar sound more than suffices. very raw sound driving onwards forward...reminds me of yeah yeah yeahs - probably with the strong grl vocalist.. The song fire/sign very good. good to jump 'round to with attitude etc. and apparently "they don’t have a hi-hat, and the down-tuned guitar is missing string."