Review - Me

Artist: Mekons

Since 1979, post-punk pioneers the Mekons have been putting out some of rock's most startling, provocative, unclassifiable and hard-to-find albums. Embracing an aesthetic of constant change, the Mekons have done everything from synth-driven pop and low-fi garage noise to smarmy folk and post-modern country music.

"Me" finds the Leeds, England, band on the move again, this time obsessed with the come-ons of porno and advertising. Fragmented bits of dialogue about sex and consumer products abound, mostly spoken or sung over fuzzy guitars, trebly organ and synth beats. The recitation of a grocery list over a rollicking bass line forms the basis for "Enter the Lists," while "Tourettes" sounds like a Penthouse Forum letter sung over a booming Euro-club beat. There is something for everyone here.

The fleeting string sections, noisy guitars, cheesy Stereolab-style keyboards, accordions and fiddles keep "Me" unpredictable and will leave you wondering what's next for these evolving musical chameleons.

Scroll to read more Music Stories + Interviews articles
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.