I don’t know how I’m meant to conventionally describe Yuck’s ‘Rubber’. I don’t even remember where from or why I downloaded it (a classic problem of the mp3 blog age), but I really, really like it. It’s essentially 7 or so minutes of more-or-less impenetrable overdriven guitar chugging along over what sounds like a strung-out version of the Bear Hands singer but manages to sound like watching storm clouds slowly clearing before a downpour suddenly hits (get you with the imaginative imagery!). There aren’t many songs this loud that could be quite so beautiful, but this certainly succeeds.

Yuck – Rubber (YSI)