Veering away from the synth-chamber-pop of 2004's "Your Blues", Bejar returns to the straight-up (or not so straight-up) rock n' roll of albums such as "This Night" or "Streethawk: a Seduction". Always the enigmatic member of the New Pornographers, Bejar weaves indecipherable verses that leap into cathartic choruses that are filled with "La-la-la's". The first half of the album is a masterpiece, especially the songs "Your Blood" and "European Oils" (the latter is my favorite Destroyer track). This is the first Destroyer album that I bought, and I have since bought the rest of them. However, "Destroyer's Rubies" remains my favorite.
I would recommend this to a friend