The Cribs – We Were Aborted
Johnny Marr joining the Cribs might just be the best thing to happen to British guitar music in years. Most thrilling live band in the country + indie guitar legend + growing mainstream success = amazing, yes?
Indeed. We Were Aborted is probably the best song the Cribs have ever written. It fizzles along at more than double the speed of their usual scuzzy racket, with Marr’s mature yet somehow youthful wah-wah Guitar Heroesque fretwork making it pretty much the perfect summer noise anthem.
This is the sort of record that will inspire kids to pick up an instrument and start a band. Holier-than-thou hacks have been lauding the recession as it will apparently produce rebellious music. (What - like the Enemy? Great) Well, there’s no sign of it yet, but fortunately the Cribs are just as much fun as ever. You’ll even forget your lack of job, money, spouse, prospects and so on for its three-and-a-bit minutes of joyful pandemonium.
But it’s not even the first single. This is just a teaser for the album Ignore The Ignorant, due in September.
And for now at least, We Were Aborted is available as a free download from their website. So what are you waiting for?
This review was originally published on Muso's Guide. Hopefully the start of a long and fruitful partnership.