Sightings, ‘Through the Panama’ (Load)
A decade into a career spent deconstructing the rock-power-trio format, Sightings continue to excavate the same noisome hole. On their sixth album, the band drill even deeper, abetted this time by pomp-rock motivational speaker Andrew W.K. at the boards. The results remain scabrous but bitingly lucid-you feel every jackhammer jolt and rumble on songs like “Cloven Hoof” and the title track. Even a Walker Brothers cover, “The Electrician,” falls under their grinding pall.
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