Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves (Amplifier Magazine)


These post-punk art-pop veterans formed in 1980 and have been releasing albums sporadically for the last 25 years. Theirs is a brand name I had spotted during that course of a quarter of a century, mentioned in the UK music press, usually in positive terms, but never crystallized the commitment to actually to seek them out, one way or another. Until now, of course. Looks like I’ve missed absolutely nothing. Cloyingly pretentious, self-indulgent and terminally anti-pop, the music of the Legendary Pink Dots is made by too clever people who consider themselves somewhat too good for rock music and proceed to produce musical statements and commentaries about rock music that, unfortunately, is inherently un-listenable music to begin with. Nuff said.

-Kevin Mathews
Release date: May 30, 2006



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