I want music to be complex and surprising. I want intricacies and subversions, devilishly clever reinvention and bursts of inspiration that upend the very foundations of pop. But sometimes — often, really — what I want more than anything is a song that pounds with purpose, a band mastering the simple attack of guitars, bass, drums, and a buzzsaw vocal turn. I want, in short, Sheer Mag’s “Blood From a Stone.”
That’s it. That’s all I have to offer. What else could I possibly type?