Routes- In This Perfect Hell CD. The Routes always seem to be do something different stylistically on every record they release. From their largely R&B influenced debut album “Left My Mind”, to the playful US garage drenched “Alligator”, to the Strummin’ Mental madness of the “Instrumentals” album, right up to their last album “Skeletons” which saw them on more of a modern garage punk trip. It doesn’t seem to matter what they do or who plays in the band, it always unmistakably sounds like The Routes. “In This Perfect Hell”, their fifth album, brings you ten songs of all killer, no filler. The brain penetrating heavy fuzz, and Maureen Tucker-esque rhythm of opening track “Thousand Forgotten Dreams”, instantly tells you we are again on a new musical tangent again with those mesermizingly hypnotic guitars reminiscent of early Spacemen 3 or Jesus and Mary Chain. “Worry” sounds like it could be the cover of a long lost Tamrons acetate, being played by The Fall. You have catchy up-tempo lyrically playful numbers like “Peeling Face” and “Housework In My Head”, sounding like The Kinks meet The Modern Lovers, meet Guided By Voices. “Something Slipped Through My Window” and “Oblivious” see the band in fine songwriting form as the Routes Acetone organ is resurrected. They take a heavy trip to Gonn island with “Make You Hate Me More” and there’s no denying the power of the acid tinged freakout that is “No Permanence”. Routes fans are going to love this record. Import from Portugal on Groovie Records.