9 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Preoccupations’ 2015 album Viet Cong (also the band's name at the time) was one of the most vital releases of the ‘00s post-punk revival, a loose collection of bands that included stage-sharers Protomartyr and METZ. The band’s second LP (and first under the Preoccupations name) is a unique mix of the anxious and atmospheric, where tense, almost dreadful moods (“Anxiety,” “Sense”) sit side by side with shimmering ballads that bring to mind goth-adjacent bands like Echo & The Bunnymen (“Monotony,” “Memory”). It’s a darker, more romantic sound than Viet Cong, but just as sharp.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Preoccupations’ 2015 album Viet Cong (also the band's name at the time) was one of the most vital releases of the ‘00s post-punk revival, a loose collection of bands that included stage-sharers Protomartyr and METZ. The band’s second LP (and first under the Preoccupations name) is a unique mix of the anxious and atmospheric, where tense, almost dreadful moods (“Anxiety,” “Sense”) sit side by side with shimmering ballads that bring to mind goth-adjacent bands like Echo & The Bunnymen (“Monotony,” “Memory”). It’s a darker, more romantic sound than Viet Cong, but just as sharp.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

PJfansince1991 ,

Excellent

I feel like I'm listening to a long lost Joy Division album.

amandamarlow ,

So happy

Women/Viet Cong/Preoccupations never disappoint, ever

skylobby ,

Get your own sound

Gave this a chance, but then halfway though I thought I had The Psychedelic Furs on. The line between inspiration and ripoff has been crossed so no thanks. They should be on Stanger Things, a copy of the best 80s movies.

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