Daily Download: "War," Celebration

Published January 3, 2006 8:01AM (EST)

A collision of Nick Cave-lite carnival organ creepiness and doomful vocal bombast (albeit female) with TV on the Radio-style aggressive and artsily jagged arrangements -- courtesy of that band's David Sitek, who produced this self-titled debut -- this song doesn't quite gel into anything really powerful or entirely convincing, but I'll buy it for the unhinged, headlong drumbeat, fearsome and genuinely unsettling.

By Salon Staff

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