December album cover

For Against

Independent Project Records

The second full album by For Against was the band’s early landmark, building upon the entrancing sound of their earlier efforts to create a shimmering and more uniquely itself variation on the UK postpunk that absolutely enthralled the band from the start. Singer/bassist Jeff Runnings’s winsome voice felt like a curious, intense choirboy’s, while the sometimes stark and sometimes overwhelmingly epic and romantic music hits song for song, especially on standouts like the title track and “The Last Laugh.”

Ned Raggett

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