Crime & The City Solution
American Twilight - MUTE
FILTER Grade: 77%
By Ken Scrudato on March 28, 2013
Crime & the City Solution’s Simon Bonney once played the debauched poet to Nick Cave’s wanton literary malcontent. But he shares his fellow Aussie’s obsession with a sort of mythical America that probably never existed. Indeed, on the snarling title track of American Twilight he concedes, “The poor always been fucked by the rich.” Their first album in 23 years finds Bonney again waxing romantic and sardonic over lurching post-punk stormers and haunted spaghetti Western ballads. “A cruel wind blows a southern tempest,” he warns. Best duck for cover.