The National Trust Kings and Queens
- Words: Megan Martin
- Label: Thrill Jockey
The National Trust‘s sophomore release, Kings and Queens, is an identity crisis from bygone eras. The cover image, in which The ‘Trust takes a kung fu stance against bright pink elevator doors, is pseudo-‘60s pop art, and the lyrics and melodies toggle back and forth between the ‘80s and ‘90s; influences of Colder ("Elevators"), Purple Rain-era Prince ("Show and Tell"), and a dash of 90210‘s hip DJ David Silver ("Canday‘s Way") also make appearances. Hip shaking and pelvis pumping may ensue, but the lack of direction from track to track is more likely to just furrow eyebrows.
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