Hanni El Khatib- Savage Times (2017)

Posted by KB on 2/21/2017 to Reviews
El Khatib is an urgent artist. His delivery is urgent. His message sound urgent, whether it is or not. He's a punk.  He's abrasive and smoothing over the imperfections are not a priority. "Savage Times" is an anthology of his last few EPs into one neat package. A package that drifts from 60's garage psychedelia to punk to soul/r&b to dance. At one end you sense his inner Clash clamoring to get out next Afghan Whigs next LCD Soundsystem or Smashmouth all under a John Lennon umbrella. His songs about his heritage, life and fears are very prevalent currently and he's better at barking than crooning, though I give him props for trying. He's a very relevant punk with a very relevant commentary.

Favorite Songs: Baby's Ok, Gonna Die Alone, Freak Freely, Born Brown

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