Date Listed: 14th June 2018
Faithful Smiths fans will once again be impressed by Johnny Marr’s commitment to the indie-rock genre with this third album continuing in the dark-Mancunian, guitar-chord stuffed vein, established by his previous two albums.
With the dystopian possibilities of Donald Trump’s election front of mind, Call the Comet is Marr’s response to today’s political uncertainty, drawing parallels to the nuclear paranoia of his own childhood. This is an album reminiscent of the chilly yearning of Bowie’s “Berlin” albums and Ziggy Stardust’s glam apocalypse and whilst a bit heavy in places is a good science fiction romp by one of Indie’s best loved guitarists.
Stand out track: ‘Actor Attractor’