Had a right laff at the Pitchfork review calling the album a "cash grab", as if there were any money to be made selling albums these days, and also ignoring the fact that if Mick & Keith wanted to make a quick fortune before they pass on, they would simply sell their catalogue of songs!
I'm having loads of fun with Hackney Diamonds. I expected this to be like a final statement, a moody brooding on life, death and 60+ years of career. It's not! It's just a rock'n'roll record with powerful songs. They sound so into it, I don't even think this will be their last album.
And it mystifyingly sounds like a Stones record. This is an album Primal Scream would have been happy to release in their late 30s, but they could not, because they are not The Rolling Stones. I will be celebrating this LP for the rest of the year.
It's happening. Angry I already liked, Get Close has that SAD SWAGGER, this is already a victory lap
EDIT: That was even before the sax solo, best song ever
From Stereogum, what I tried to say but from someone who gets paid for it -> "... It’s a solid start, and “Get Close” is even better. The track triangulates the distance between “Sway” and “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” with a hip-swinging mid-tempo beat and a saucy two-chord riff spiked with melancholia. Yeah, the liquid guitar tone makes the song sound more expensive than I’d prefer, but when that sax solo hits on the bridge, the feeling is damn near euphoric."