Death Goes to the Winner
Label: Hydra Head Records
Harvey Milk's first release since 1998, Life ... The Best Game in Town features the singular combination of seemingly unrelated styles and face-melting volumes that has marked the work of this incalculably influential band from its beginnings back in 1992. Trudging doom metal with Billy Gibbons guitars, indie-mellow interludes, in-the-red bashes and Khanate-worthy vocal despair (minus the screeching), Harvey Milk are still inventing extreme music. There are no bad songs here, but "Death Goes to the Winner" is the best "Waiting for My Man"/"A Day in the Life" cover ever.