Label: Touch & Go Dude Incredible comes after the longest period of downtime in Shellac’s history; it’s seven years since Excellent Italian Greyhound, and that record followed a similarly fallow period following 2000’s epic 1000 Hurts. One thing to note about Shellac is just how incredible, how underrated these three musicians are. Sure, Albini is feted as one of the great producers but just listen to the sounds he creates when he clatters the metal pickup against the strings of his guitar: on opener “Dude Incredible” he creates dusty, almost countrified winding passages that are battered into shape by Weston’s trademark low-slung, low end bass and Trainer’s battering, unfiltered drums. It’s going to be hard for Albini, Weston and Trainer to ever top what we find on Dude Incredible. Worthy of filing alongside and above At Action Park and 1000 Hurts, it’s the sound of one of the great bands at the height of their powers. Cawww, cawww.