Swimmin' Time is the product of our generation's June Carter and Johnny Cash after the messy past has been laid to rest.
Barragán is aimless and directionless, and it’s hard to see what the group is trying to really do here other than make music that somehow pleases itself.
There is a dark, dark humor that bubbles up on occasion, but its dry wit can't keep the record from being a depressing listen.
The M-Base trombonist returns with a slippery, funky mix of rock tunes and originals.
Somewhere between remixes and a live album, this brief collection would be less of a let down if the band weren't about to end.
"It’s just like exploration really, and just jumping off certain types of cliffs and trying to open up sonic parachutes that’ll get you floating down to your destination and landing on two feet."
A decade later, Green Day's politically charged concept album remains one of the best, most important records of its era. The newest Between the Grooves series examines it in detail, starting with its mission statement title track.