A Place To Bury Strangers
Exploding Head - Mute
FILTER Grade: 87%
By Michael D. Ayers on February 1, 2010
Brooklyn’s finest has appropriately named its sophomore album Exploding Head, because listening to this in certain factions—a hangover, a Sunday morning, riding around with your grandparents—would certainly make one’s head feel like it could pop. But should the mood strike, Exploding Head is another raucous ode to My Bloody Valentine meets The Jesus and Mary Chain shoegaze. But that’s what’s indicative about this band—although its references are often cited; Exploding Head has that passion needed in reinvigorating a sub-genre.