Album Review: "The Comeback Special" by The The (8/10)

Distributed by: Cinéola/Earmusic

Producer: Matt Johnson

Aficionados of Matt Johnson’s roiling post-punk collective waited many eons for this release. As such, they’re bound to be satisfied with The Comeback Special, which memorizes one of the act’s 2018 performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall. If the recording’s existence alone isn’t enough to draw followers, previous cohorts DC Collard, Barrie Cadogan and Earl Harvin delivering prismatic takes on classic tunes such as “Slow Motion Replay,” “Heartland” and “Infected” is bound to boost their interest. If your fandom still remains unsatisfied, splurge for the film version and companion book.