“The world got shook.” So Algiers formed a crew. The band — who have built one of the most exciting catalogs and cult followings of recent years, gathered a posse of like-minded artists to create their fourth album, SHOOK, out now on Matador. Stacked with guests spanning icons through to future stars, SHOOK is a lightning rod for an elusive yet universal energy and feeling. A plurality of voices; a spiritual and geographical homecoming; a strategy of communion in a burning world; the story of an end of a relationship; an Atlanta front porch summer party. "On this album, Algiers wants it all," wrote the New York Times. "Righteousness and humility, dignity and disgust, hurting and joy, cynicism and hope.”
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