Hot Garbage — RIDE

Ontario: Top 10 of 2021

by Daniel McIntosh

The debut album from these Toronto-based students of psych is a cavalcade of fuzzy guitars brimming with droning textures. During the breakdown of “Soft as Gold,” percussion builds into a wall of sound, then falls apart again. Hot Garbage collapses into itself again and again, leaving listeners with no choice but to follow them into the abyss.