Health - Death Magic (Loma Vista) 2015
It’s been a while since LA’s noise rockers HEALTH’s last album. In those six years they’ve kept working, releasing their second remix album and what’s probably one the biggest projects in their ten-year career – composing the music for the Rockstar game Max Payne 3. Here’s a good example where maturity and increase value of craftsmanship actually exist. Death Magic is not just a crazy-ass noise record – although that still exists. This a great pop record. Death Magic is an amazingly crafted pop album that can’t be possibility treated as a guilty pleasure since it has one foot on the experimental realm and isn’t at all detached from the band’s singularity. Full of anthems – “Life” could probably represent this generation – and with a fucking stellar production. Almost too good to be true.