Tomorrow's Hits review – former punks the Men embrace real rock

(Sacred Bones)

A few years ago, up'n'coming Brooklyn foursome the Men were a punk band, albeit one with far-reaching reference points (Spacemen 3, in the case of one song on their 2011 album, Leave Home). With every new record – roughly one per year – their restrictions have lifted further. Now, they're a fully fledged classic rock band, borrowing hard from all eras, complete with E Street wailing saxophones (Another Night). There's plenty of roll, too, on tracks such as Sleepless, where keys and pedal steel make an appearance. It all might sound like a terminal case of record-collector rock, but there's a charm and ramshackleness at work here that carry these old ideas with ragged verve.


Kitty Empire

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