2020 repress, originally released in 2013. Barcelona’s Belgrado return with their second album Siglo XXI and first for La Vida Es Un Mus. The 11-track album melds dark and dreamy goth and post punk with a stunning and clear production. The bass leads and drives each track into the batcave whilst the vocals yearn and ache on top. This record has a clear ’80s English influence (Killing Joke, Vex, A Touch of Hysteria, Blood and Roses, etc.) but it also very modern-day Barcelona with the reverb as important as an instrument and totally DIY. 2011’s excellent self-titled LP has been bettered in sound, production and song. The LP comes in a thick black and white sleeve with artwork from drummer Jonathan Sirit. Also includes a 30×30 insert, an extra lyric sheet and a 40×55 poster.