CD: Luna, Rendezvous


For a band whose seventh album will be their last, Luna still sound as if they could go on forever, making the same limited but lovely palette seem fresh. Their sound is somewhere between the primal, nonchalant rock'n'roll of the Velvet Underground and Television at their least baroque and most melodic. Dean Wareham's lyrics have the rare knack of seeming both silly and profound, and his songs have a pervading sense of - if not quite melancholy - then a kind of wry, sensual reverie. Where else would Robespierre and late New York fashion maven Stephen Sprouse rub shoulders? At their best (Cindy Tastes of Barbecue; Still at Home; The Owl and the Pussycat) it's hard to believe there's any other kind of music besides this simple, graceful, chiming chug.


David Peschek

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