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Bottle It In

Every American rock icon eventually makes a road record—that irresistible document of planes and highways, bars and stadiums—and this is Kurt Vile’s. Recorded over two years in studios across the country, Bottle It In really does feel like a journey: the 60-mph sprawl of “One Trick Ponies,” the bright but claustrophobic “Hysteria,” the beautifully monotonous “Mutinies,” all sent through the looking glass of Vile’s cool, dry wit and warm, easy guitars. Think Neil Young on tour with Blonde Redhead, perhaps. It’s the perfect combo of unexpected and familiar, and the freshest evolution of Vile’s wistful swagger yet. (5/5)


By Mollie Wells
Bottle It In is out October 12, 2018
This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018  print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!


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