Parquet Courts / Human Performance
Album:Human Performance Collection:General
Artist:Parquet Courts Added:Apr 2016
Label:Rough Trade Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-04-25 Pull Date:2016-06-26 
Week Ending:Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12Jun 5May 29May 22May 15May 8

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 27, 2023:KZSU Time Traveler
Berlin Got Blurry
4.Dec 02, 2021:Magnetized Toner: Favorite Songs of the Decad... (rebroadcast from Jan 14, 2020)
Berlin Got Blurry
2.Apr 18, 2022:Down in the Basement (rebroadcast from Apr 14, 2022)
5.Oct 10, 2021:Alien Hour
Captive Of The Sun
3.Apr 14, 2022:Down in the Basement
6.Apr 02, 2021:KZSU Time Traveler
Berlin Got Blurry

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2016-04-27 
Human Performance is the fifth studio album by Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts. It’s an instant classic. Sharp, confident, unexpected, and full of dazzling rock n’ roll moments suggesting a band in total control of their sound. It reminds of the cleverness and range of Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Bodies made of.

RIYL: Parquet Courts, Wire, Parkay Quarts, Pavement and PCPC.

FCC WARNING: 9, 11,12
Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8!! 9!! (FCC), 10, 11 (FCC) and 12 (FCC)

1. (3:57) **Dust – YEAH! Killer opener. Medium up tempo track. Parquet Courts trademark here. Sweep!
2. (4:16) *Human Performance – Parquet Courts do Wire. Immaculate. Medium tempo track.
3. (1:45) Outside – Short medium up-tempo tune. Suffers from Pavementism. No medicine needed here!
4. (1:49) **I Was Just Here – No wave a la Parquet Courts. For the books.
5. (3:01) *Paraphrased – Guitar driven experimentalism a la The Fall. Medium-fast-medium-fast tempo track. In that order.
6. (2:04) Captive Of The Sun – Channeling more no wave sounds here. Medium tempo track. NYC Dadaisms through old paintings.
7. (3:39) *Steady On My Mind – The Pavementism prevails. Slow demeanor.
8. (6:24) ***One Man No City– AMAZING TRACK! Part early 1970’s Eric Burdon & War, part 1990’s psych rock jam. Speechless.
9. (3:26) ***Berlin Got Blurry – FCC (Bullshit). CRAP! Not even the “bullshit” can’t stop this track. Another killer rocker here. Part Monochrome Set, Part ? & The Mysterians (bass line ripped off from “96 Tears” and it works!). Spotless.
10. (2:48) *Keep It Even – Final diagnosis: chronic Pavementism. No priest needed here. Medium up tempo movements.
11. (3:06) **Two Dead Cops – FCC (Fuck). Upbeat rocker here! Tales of urban decay. 21st century for you.
12. (2:52) *Pathos Prairie – FCC (Fucking). Exquisite upbeat punker. Very Richard Hell. 1977 on my mind.
13. (3:21) It's Gonna Happen – Slow tempo closer. Sailing away while staring at you.

Track Listing
1.Dust 7.Steady On My Mind
2.Human Performance 8.One Man No City
3.Outside 9.Berlin Got Blurry
4.I Was Just Here 10.Keep It Even
5.Paraphrased 11.Two Dead Cops
6.Captive Of The Sun 12.Pathos Prairie
 13.It's Gonna Happen