Posted: Feb 23, 2006 2:22 pm
I love the Cuts. Common logic with "garage" folks is they made a great single and good debut LP and then started to suck, but those people are wrong. The second LP is one of the best of the 2000s. I love it, it holds up every time I go back to it, the songwriting is first rate, and it sounds like a mesh of Love and Echo and the Bunnymen or something weird like that. I'm still waiting on the new album, but I'll bet I dig it. Live, the first time I saw them (before the first LP, I think) they were a fairly energetic rock band, really fun, but sorta typical. Since then, it's a different kind of deal, intricate and a bit mannered, but I like the songs so I like seeing them even if they wear wizard outfits (note: they've been known to wear wizard outfits).