John Dwyer deserves an award for the most consistent and prolific rock n roll creator of the last decade. In less than 10 years, he’s put out at least thirteen LPs (according to allmusic.com) with Thee Oh Sees, not including EPs, singles, or side projects. On top of that, every full LP listed on allmusic.com is rated at 4/5 stars or higher by users. Not only is he putting out tons and tons of material, but all the material is consistently good. Not to mention, every time I’ve seen them live it’s an incredible show, and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who had anything negative to say about the performance, other than they tend to be sweaty and smelly.
So that brings us to Thee Oh Sees latest and very good album, Mutilator Defeated at Last, which consists of Brigid Dawson (original member), Tim Hellman, Nick Murray, and Chris Woodhouse (producer). Mutilator Defeated at Last is half traditional, pummeling, rock n roll that Thee Oh Sees are known for and half softer, more experimental and psychedelic tracks that Thee Oh Sees have been putting out more and more of on their last few albums. Both sides of Thee Oh Sees are great. The softer psych jams are great for basking in the sun and letting your mind wander. While the up tempo grinders will fill you full of energy and pump you up for any kind of action you’re about to get into.
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