The Whigs are an indie-rock trio, hailing from Athens, GA. Their second album, 2008's "Mission Control", was their break-out album, and ended up in my year-end "Best Albums" list. After that, the band continued tweaking its sound, and as a result 2010's "In the Dark" and 2012's "Enjoy The Company" were not quite as good (for me anyway). Forward another two years, and here we get the band's 5th studio album.
"Modern Creation" (10 tracks; 39 min.) starts off with a hard-charging "You Should Be Able To Feel it", and then charges on with "Asking Strangers For Directions", and by the time the third track "The Particular" comes around, there is no mistaking anymore that the band has gone back to the harder guitar sound from its earliest albums. "Hit Me" is almost danceable! The title track caps the first half of the album. In the second half of the album, the band continues to deliver good music, check out the stomping "She Is Everywhere" and the underlying guitar droning on "I Couldn't Lie". The album closes with "The Difference Between One and Two", arguably the weakest/least interesting track (for me) on the album. But aside from that, I really like the album quite a bit, and it is for me their best album since "Mission Control".
But you haven't had the full "Whigs experience" if you haven't seen these guys in concert. I've seen them a number of times over the years, and each and every time I walk away afterwards impressed how much energy they bring to their live sets. If you have a chance to see them live, don't miss them! Meanwhile, "Modern Creation" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!