A Year in Queer Aggro


By Kory Grow

Be they spooky, sludgy, doomy, or grindy, these riled-up albums came crashing into our skulls like a holiday party hangover. But which is for you?

We break them down by how pissed-off you should be to listen.

TORCHE, Harmonicraft (Volcom)

The Gist: Overdriven guitars, Steve Brooks’s shouting, and the band’s memorable melodies recall the Melvins and Hüsker Dü at their catchiest.
Best Track: “Kiss Me Dudely”

What’s Your Listening Mood? Frustratingly horny. You’ve been chatting up a prospective trick all night, the tension is building, and you’re ready to just throw your fist down on the bar and demand to have your face sucked.

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