Glitterbust, 2016

A part of me wants to say Kim Gordon's project, Glitterbust, sounds lazy—but that's too pejorative. It's an easy-going, back porch jam sort of lazy: comfortable, familiar and if not terribly ambitious that doesn't imply that everyone isn't fully invested in the proceedings or the album less effective for it. In fact, it's nearly an unparalleled feat you can call such an atonal and abstract album laid back. Body / Head (her duo with Bill Nace) is a tightly wound, fraught listening experience. Glitterbust uses the same basic components (this time, with Alex Knost), but instead evolves organically as it plays out—as if feedback were just the natural, unplayed state of the guitar. Glitterbust, the nature documentary of noise pop.