Thank heaven for those musicians with velvet heads on their eardrums, the chosen few whose love of complicated, inherently beautiful melodies is equaled only by their ability to toss us aural bouquets and wrap our brains in fancy lace. Thank heaven for Plaid, who, for the past decade, have been offering beautifully melodic dance music, the kind that thrives both at home and on the dance floor, the kind that sticks in the brain not because of the throb-throb factor but because of the grandeur that lies within. The kind of melody that's not buried in guitar feedback, not overshadowed by angst-ridden, 20-something, three-day-stubble-faced dudes, not squished by machine-gun jungle snares or trance-induced synthetic washes. The kind that's just there, naked,... More >>>