12. The Wedding Present - 'Seamonsters' (1991). David Gedge's band had always occupied the more misanthropic and self-loathing ends of Great Britain's C86 indie-pop scene. On their third album, they plunged even deeper into bad feelings than they'd done before, and their music turned stark and ugly to match the sentiments. Naturally, Albini was exactly the guy to record this sort of thing, and the result is a minor classic of unforgiving Brit-rock.
Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical term for what Albini actually does, but it makes sense that he’d prefer to be seen that way. Over the past few decades, Albini has overseen the creation of countle… More »
We’re glad the Wedding Present have endured. Maybe they’re not kicking our asses like they did in the Bizarro, Seamonsters, and Watusi eras, but over the years David Gedge’s definitely proven he has plenty of wry gifts left to give. The quartet’s forthcoming El Ray LP was recorded by Steve Albini, who also recored the… More »