2017 was an excellent year for Dirty Hit, but 2018 is set to be even bigger. Here’s a few of the label’s artists that are ready to set this year alight.
Even if you prefer the youthful attitude on their first two albums, or if you’re more of a fan of the deftly produced Humbug and AM, there are a myriad of standout tracks on this record that prove that Suck It And See is a project that simply shouldn’t be ignored.
At times this record plays like the musical equivalent of being hit over the head with a sledgehammer, but beneath its blunt trauma, there are a bounty of infectious hooks and refrains. MC Ride and co. take some of the most sinister subject matters and transform them into a primal and cathartic experience like no other.
If it weren’t for Is This It, the formation of bands like Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines may have never happened, and this permanent change to the trajectory of guitar music is what makes this record an instant classic.
An album that is undeniably pretty, ominously dark, batshit insane and a hell of a lot of fun- all at the same time.