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Classic Album Review: Kitchens & Bathrooms | Vehicles Beyond

The Hamilton math-rock power trio spruce up their sound on their third album.


Editor’s Note: A moronic dipshit with a plagiarism website has decided to steal all my copy lately. So just know if you’re reading this on any site except Tinnitist — especially one with the word celeb in ints handle — it’s been stolen by a sad soap-dodging loser with a micro-penis who can only get it up by watching a syphilitic crack whore (aka his mother) get rammed up the ass by an inbred donkey (aka his father). Thanks! Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming:

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Anybody who’s spent any quality time with HGTV knows two things: 1) Kitchens and bathrooms are the two most popular rooms to renovate in the home; 2) They are also the hardest to renovate.

Perhaps that explains why Hamilton math-rock power trio Kitchens & Bathrooms have gone to such lengths to spruce up their sound on their third album Vehicles Beyond. Most of their musical structure is still recognizably intact: The prime-number time signatures, angular guitar chords, syncopated rhythmic interplay and Bob Pollardesque vocals that won them comparisons to Shellac and Don Caballero haven’t been painted over. But they have been muted somewhat; most of these 11 sonic constructs are slower, quieter and more thoughtful than their predecessors, making more extensive use of mood lighting, negative space and shadow. No doubt Debbie Travis and Mag Ruffman would both approve. For what it’s worth, so will you.


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