Hood, well, they are simply one of the greatest. Hailing from Bristol, England, Hood have been putting out rural noise-pop (much like Flying Saucer Attack was rural psychedelia) since 1994′s epic Cabled Linear Traction. I say noise-pop ’cause they go from beautiful noise to pop and back again. Unfortunately for us, the only MP3 available from their brand new LP Outside Closer is at an unlistenable 48 kbps, so our selections cover an older range, from “Her Innocent Stock of Words,” one of my personal favorites from 1996′s Silent ’88, to softer fare like “Cross the Land.” Many more rare and miscellaneous MP3s are available at the sites listed below.
Cross the Land [MP3, 5.4MB, 160kbps]
Morpeth [MP3, 3.8MB, 160kbps]
They Removed All Trace That Anything Had Ever Happened Here [MP3, 4.9MB, 128kbps]
Houses Tilting Towards the Sea [MP3, 4.4MB, 128kbps]
Her Innocent Stock of Words [MP3, 3.0MB, 128kbps]