Slint – “Washer” from Spiderland (1991)
I’m not convinced that Spiderland is as fantastic as various critical organs claim, but this track is pretty much perfect. Every drum part, the timing of the entries of various guitar parts, the final rock-out–which, check that distorted guitar sound: awesome–is perfect. Spiderland’s liner notes invite “interested female vocalists” to write the band; imagine what this sound would sound like with, say, Nico singing.
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