Kim Gordon – No Home Record
While No Home Record is technically Gordon’s debut solo LP, one listen to this record has you in no doubt that you’re dealing with a seasoned professional. Even when they are at their most fraught and ramshackle these tracks are artfully constructed. On cuts like ‘Air BnB’ and ‘Cookie Butter’ Gordon’s distorted, atonal guitars cut brutally across the mix as if lifted from a different song entirely. In the hands of a lesser artist a risk like this could throw the songs off, but Gordon manages to make the choices work for her here.