After watching artists like Ryan Adams and the Drive-By Truckers complete their slow slides into mediocrity this year the fact that Superchunk – one of the most consistent and influential bands of the nineties - can release one of the best albums of their career in 2010 seems particularly astounding. All reputations aside, if this album doesn’t grab you during the first four songs I don’t understand how you can call yourself a rock fan. This is inspired stuff.
And that what makes Majesty Shredding so different from so many other artists with similar careers. Everything that made Superchunk great from the epic hooks, the crunchy riffs and the punk attitude are all here and miraculously they still sound fresh today. I can’t say theres anything on here as inspiring as “Slack Motherfucker”……
But man does it come close.