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The Battles —- prog, not post-punk

December 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The Battles are namedropped in both a Sunday Times piece on underground dance music and are strangely called “post-punk revivalists” by Emma Warren in The Observer’s 50 top albums for 2007.

Mirrored rightly belongs in a year end list, but let’s call the music for what it is. Prog rock.
Mirrored is late King Crimson (Discipline) , Bill Nelson’s Red Noise (Sound on Sound) with a dash of Gentle Giant vocal effects. Prog rock updated for a new audience.

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  • 1 Carlos // Feb 21, 2008 at 15:32

    Can a punk like prog rock?

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