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QUILT – PLAZA

plazaPlaza is Quilt’s third LP, and is their most stylish album to date. Strangely, the Boston four-piece compiled the track list for the record largely from old demos, which is an odd move for a band that is still relatively fledgling in their career. A list of obvious potential roadblocks would no doubt have been mooted, most of them centring on whether a handful of songs written over a rangy period of time could be arranged into something fluid and cohesive, but Quilt have managed that with consummate ease. Plaza is indie rock with a pop sensibility and a slick edge, with guitars rippling through the tight conduits of Anna Fox Rochinski and Shane Butler’s songwriting machine. Songs distort from their structures, allowing for a gelatinous cortege that serves to distinguish the album with flair, and maintain a fetching edginess throughout.

Rating: 70%

[FIRST PUBLISHED ON NO RIPCORD]

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