It pained me to give Gossip’s last album Joyful Noise a bad review but in the end, I couldn’t polish that turd to make it shiny enough to enjoy. A certain remixer by the name of Wankelmut took the turd-polishing challenge and managed to make it sparkle! Well done, Wankel. You can’t see me but I’m giving you an 80’s movie slow clap of appreciation.
It’s kind of hard to believe Gossip hasn’t released anything for quite some time now – probably because I haven’t stopped playing the shit out of Music for Men due to it never getting old. Ever.
Well, brace yourselves my friends, because you are in the same room as greatness. From Beth’s opening, “Oh-oo-ooh-oo-ooh” you will recognize the sadness within “Perfect World”, but just as all songs from this band go, there is a sense of redemption and optimism that will make you want to use one arm to pump your fist while the other stays safely near your mouse so as to click the play button again.
A Joyful Noise comes out in May. (via TripleJ)