Real Life Rock Top 10 starts life anew at The Village Voice.
1. Filthy Friends, “Any Kind of Crowd”/“Editions of You” (Kill Rock Stars 45)
With guitarists Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, Peter Buck of R.E.M., and the always airborne Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks in front, both the A-side original and a Roxy Music number taken away from Bryan Ferry come across as pure fun. What’s new is a certain deepening in Tucker’s tone. From the start, she’s had the most ambitious voice in pop music. Now, with the burden of the singer saving her own life and maybe yours lifted, you hear the sound of ambition realized.
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