Top10 LP’s of 2011: #6 Sadie ~P.S. Eliot
We rarely get to see a band/athlete/public persona go out “on top” however P.S. Eliot managed to craft their most complete LP to date in Sadie and although its sad to see them disband they are going out with what I believe is their fullest realization of their sound to date. Of all the albums on this years list, Sadie was not something that immediately knocked my socks. The opener “Talk” hits you with bold crashing guitars and then backs it off a bit for a more delicate verse before hitting again with the loud chorus. Look, loud-quiet-loud permutations thereof isn’t exactly and therefore after the first listen or two I felt the whole thing was really solid but wasn’t obsessed. And then I got obsessed. There were a solid few months where I was listening to this LP every fucking day and still fiending more. P.S. Eliot didn’t break any new musical ground with Sadie, all they did was make was incredibly well crafted album that so perfectly expressed a certain moment in alt-musical time that it totally dominated my conscious. Its not an album that is going to “change” music and its not going to grab everyone in the way that I fell in love with it but it is still perfect.