How futuristic was 1980? The blueprint of futurism and aspiration laid down then is still completely relevant and aspirational today, and Icehouse by Flowers is a case in point. It was so pivotal the band even ditched their name for the title of the record from this point on. If only 2000 had really turned out like this. Ruggedly Australian, rough around the edges and loose as a goose, on one hand it’s baffling that so many bands are unable to improve on a seemingly simple formula 30 years later, but also completely understandable they might be happy with just as much when it sounds this good. Proto-everything.