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The Universe Loves You
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2019
This Album, "U.F.O.F." by Big Thief, stands without question among the finest artistic achievements of the species Homo Sapiens on the planet, Earth. The title, disorienting at first, reveals its truth as the music unfolds: this is the immaculate God-Love-Wisdom of outer space, channeled down through dear friends, to be shared with all the rest of us. I can only imagine how it must feel for these people, to be conduits for the divine and know it. How can the drums be so perfectly in time, and also so softly expressive that they shatter your heart? How can the bass be so invisible while grounding the whole world? How can the electric guitar be so patient, to wait and wait and wait and gently touch before howling into orgasm? The voice is trembling on a razor edge between love and death. And the meticulous rhythm acoustic, the brutally honest lyrics; I feel that I'm being held in the coziest loving embrace and receiving a 12ga load to the guts at the same time. I am laying in front of the amp all night, shunning sleep to listen to this music over and over and over again. I am collapsing in tears in broad daylight, when snatches of these poems return themselves to my attention. I am prostrate on the ground, trembling in gratitude and joy that I get to be alive in the time of Big Thief.