Wednesday, August 26, 2009

American Football - American Football (1999)

This album is a must-have for bearded, sweater-wearing indie kids everywhere. Recorded at the end of a millenium, it was a new beginning for indie rock. A studio-only project with Mike Kinsella (Owen) as its nucleus, it blends emo lyrics with math rock time signatures (and the occasional lullaby trumpet), and is responsible for the creation of the sound used so frequently in bands like Look Mexico, This Town Needs Guns, and Cats and Cats and Cats.

For fans of: Minus the Bear, see above


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