Review: Shopping – Why Choose

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Shopping – Why Choose

Why Choose

FatCat Records
Street: 10.02
Shopping = The Slits + Tune-Yards

I’ll freely admit a certain fondness for Shopping, as I really dug their last album, Consumer Complaints. Much to my enjoyment and appreciation, Why Choose continues on that previous album’s train of thought with a consistent post-punk-y sound defined by catchy-yet-simple lyricism and prominent bass lines. This new album shows off Shopping’s ability to consistently weave together an addictive 12 tracks that are largely characterized by a mid-tempo, and it remains both refreshing and interesting throughout. While I’d normally say kick back and enjoy, the inevitable spasms and kicking about brought on by listening to this should be fully realized. Don’t hold back—this one’s something you can dance to. –Nick Kuzmack