The last track on the Unicorns only full album was “Ready to Die,” and it’s no coincidence Return To The Sea begins with “Swans.” It is both an homage to, and a maturation of, the Unicorns sound, including a number of songs they were performing before the breakup. Loosely a concept album, it’s the story of an apocalyptic future where volcanoes erupt, the oceans rise, and humans are driven underground to probe the edges of extinction. There are also excellent songs about anorexia and diamond mining. I said loosely, right? I’m gushing a bit here. Return To The Sea. Get it. They were never this good again.
B-Side: I Feel Evil (Creeping In)
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