Boris | Attention Please

Sargent House (2011)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  May 25, 2011
3.5 3.5 Stars

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Two new albums are out this week from Boris. The stupefying Japanese trio have been doing a really good job at playing the PR-game by dangling Attention Please and Heavy Rocks for a number of months, tantalizing fans and critics with whispers of how these twin suns of splendor are going to expand stoner metal and ambient noise-pop into new dimensions. I believe, Lord! Although Heavy Rocks entrances with a slight bit more baking powder for density, Attention Please is notable for being the first Boris LP fully sung by super-sexy, whispery guitarist Wata. "Attention Please" is a great fuck-you of an opener — as sterile as airplane food, and a great juxtaposition into the driving orch-noise pop of "Hope." Grimy fuzzed-out guitars and an accordion (WTF?) saw away in the warped chorus of "Party Boy," while Wata keeps it cool — never reducing herself to a belt or a rock-whoop. The arc of the album confronts and confounds with ugliness and beauty (like the breathtaking folk instrumental "Aileron") with never so much of a wink. For anyone bored of being bored of being bored, strap this one on and ride away.
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