DRONES - Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By 2LP
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It's a beautiful record, really. Whether a linguist would call them deceptively sloppy or deceptively tight I don't know, but they're certainly deceptive - the initial impression given is of a gloriously sloppy rock band, but with time it feels more like the kind of sloppiness that only comes with a lot of time spent playing together; the Drones are a wonderfully cohesive, tight group, which is maybe what makes the racket they produce so satisfying to listen to. Not every song is equally brilliant, but 2005's required listening should certainly include the two that stretch over 7 minutes, and song-of-the-year "Shark Fin Blues".