April 2015 National Album Reviews

Review: Swervedriver – I Wasn’t Born To Lose You

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Swervedriver
I Wasn’t Born To Lose You
Cobraside
Street: 03.03
Swervedriver = Ride + Spiritualized / My Bloody Valentine
 
The recent rush of shoegaze bands reuniting in the past few years represents something more than the "deja vu all over again" of a number of ’90s bands reuniting or reissuing so-called “classic” albums that are by now several decades old and being discovered by a whole new generation of listeners. I Wasn’t Born To Lose You, Swervedriver’s first release in 17 years since 1998’s 99th Dream, is by turns melodic and contemplative with just enough of each to remind you of their past and maintain their gaze fixed firmly on whatever comes next. Swerve as they might, Swervedriver isn’t about to lose us again. –Stakerized! 
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