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Classic Album Review: Gomez | In Our Gun

The British rockers reinvent the blues for the new millennium (again) on their third LP.

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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):

 


When they debuted in 1998, Gomez amazed listeners (well, me at least) by being five white British lads who sounded like five old bluesmen from Mississippi — someplace they had presumably never been.

Now, of course, they’ve been around the block a few times. But on their eclectic third full-length In Our Gun, they continue to amaze, chiefly because their sound and style have expanded along with their world-view. Incorporating everything from the lumpy, barking-sax skronk of Morphine to the spaced-out funk backbeats and burbling synthesizers of trip-hop and techno, the boys take their style in satisfying, fascinating new directions without forsaking the gritty beats, buzzing guitars, swampy grooves and gruffly earthy vocals that are their trademark. With In Our Gun, Gomez have reinvented the blues for the new millennium — again. A bang-up job, lads.