On the Ones and Threes - Merge
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Jonathan Falcone on August 26, 2010
Versus changed the world, but no one noticed. So, they try again. Male vocals croon like Chet Baker and female counterparts talk down with poisoned sweetness (“Gone to Earth”). The twinkles of music past have been removed, and in their place, gravel has been thrown across the guitars—darkness creeps forward and the album builds and crashes with fervor.