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Classic Album Review: Stratford 4 | The Revolt Against Tired Noises

BMRC fans will enjoy these SF shoegazers' dreamy, distorted post-psychedelia.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


WHO: A co-ed foursome of San Francisco shoegazers fronted by narcoleptic singer-songwriter Chris Streng, whose former bandmates went on to form noise-rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

WHAT: The dreamy, distorted post-psychedelia of The Revolt Against Tired Noises, their debut album, will sound familiar to BRMC fans, though the Stratfords temper the whole white light/white heat, My Bloody Valentine shtik with a fair amount of ’60s-inspired pop melodicism and ’70s-flavoured punk propulsion.
HIGHLIGHTS: Hydroplane and Displacer are as sweet and fuzzy as a lollipop in the pocket of your hoody; album centrepiece All The Fading Stars is a superbly structured, slowly evolving epic of sonic space-rock majesty.
LAST WORDS: Some noises, you never get tired of.