The Emotional Plague
Supreme Dicks' last album is also their most fully realized. On The Emotional Plague, the group successfully blends all the delicious obscurities of their, up to this point, fractured aesthetic: lo-fi weirdness, Crazy Horse-flavored desolation, Krautrock groovery, rustic folk. Be prepared, because this is one hell of a journey. Individual songs melt effortlessly into one another, creating a kind of cryptic ebb-n-flow. There are moments -- especially in and around the song "Adoration de l'Agneau Mystique" -- when the listening experience is not unlike following a stranger into a dark alley.