Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold [album review]

by Woody on February 1, 2013


Never before has the story of my twenties been played to such catchy hooks. Like many people after college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. While I met the love of my life in my 20s, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do professionally. I bounced around from job to job struggling to find a place for myself in this world.

Parquet Courts catches that time as good as any band I can remember. It might come across as slacker rock but much like Pavement, Parquet Courts makes clever and astute observations on a number of subjects. Struggling to find a career -Borrowed Time and Careers In Combat. Bored with nothing to do – Stoned and Starving. Social injustice- Master of My Craft.

I’m 42 now and Light Up Gold is, sad to say, sort of nostalgic in many ways. I’m married with three kids and rocking the burbs but listening to this brings back many memories. I’m happy I went through them, even happier I’m still able to listen this this music and enjoy it. So whether you are twenty or fifty, crank and up enjoy.

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