Wussy – Forever Sounds

Album Review by Peter Wild | 25 Feb 2016
  • Wussy – Forever Sounds
Album title: Forever Sounds
Artist: Wussy
Label: Damnably
Release date: 4 Mar

Back in 2012, Robert Christgau, self-proclaimed Dean of American rock critics, said Wussy “have been the best band in America since they released the first of their five superb albums in 2005." If that makes you sit bolt upright and wonder what you’ve been missing, their sixth album Forever Sounds is the perfect entry point.

Hailing from Cincinnati, and sharing vocalists like a slightly murkier sounding Of Monsters and Men, Wussy are a game of two halves: former Ass Ponys frontman Chuck Cleaver on one side, singing songs that are perfectly pitched to suit fans of Pixies, Daniel Johnson and Drive By Truckers; Lisa Walker on the other, working like Margo Timmins to make his harder (She’s Killed Hundreds) and funnier (Hello, I’m a Ghost) material more plaintive (Donny’s Death Scene, Hand of God). Are they the best band in America? Maybe not quite, but don't let that disrupt your investigation.