Brownout In Lagos
Oneida , one of Brooklyn 's best of the '00s, have favored drone over rock for years, and they have finally gotten the twee out of their system. Never scared to overdo things, here they go all out, spreading nearly two hours of difficult music (including four ten-minute-plus tracks) over three discs. Songs range from burnt-throat doom-metal sludge to obsessive Kraut drone to Middle-Eastern psych to space trance to shoegaze. The best cut is the opener, a masterpiece of deep barefoot Nyabinghi dub called "Brownout in Lagos ." But once that sucks you in, you might as well stick around for the ride.