Love That’s Last (Hydrahead)
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Love That’s Last (Hydrahead)

Produced by: (various), Mixed by: (various)

A career retrospective that doesn’t reek of “greatest hits”-itude, Love That’s Last is a collection of b-sides and previously unreleased material chronicling Oxbow’s rather illustrious existence as one of the most highly regarded post-rock/noise/indie/blues acts. This two-disc set also includes a re-release of Christian Anthony’s acclaimed documentary Music For Adults as well as bonus live footage and a Bernie Becker/Joel Jaffe 5.1 remix of two tracks from their previous album, An Evil Heat; created for, as the liner notes list, “intense joy”; which is probably the one emotion that is not touched upon herein. A very even-sounding release by a very unstable sounding band that comes with more of a warning than a recommendation.

[Total disclosure: It’s Editor-In-Chief Eugene Robinson’s band.]