Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future by Underworld
Oh how the mighty have fallen. If this were the early nineties, I’d be putting my absolute favorite “electronic music” band up near the top of the chart. But today, I feel as though I’m simply throwing them a bone because, hey, the old guys are still willing to give it a shot.
You know the Underworld. “Born Slippy .NUXX,” the outro of the 1996 movie Trainspotting, was the song of an entire generation, able to finally breath after the claustrophobia of our childhood, graduating into our own future. Barbara Barbara, the band’s ninth album in their 28 year history, will feel very familiar to anyone that has heard Underworld before. I believe this to be a fantastic album, just one that I no longer am able to connect with like I did in my twenties. So, to the second-to-last-spot on the Top 31 they go, a Second Toughest of the Infants no longer.