John Talabot Fin
» Back to review

Comments:Add a Comment 
Shoegazer29
February 9th 2012



22 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Alright, I'll eat my words: this IS a grower. It still has its flaws - first and foremost being that half of these tracks fade out before reaching their maximum impact - but I'll take half of a great album with some frustrations rather than nothing at all.

And really I am being nitpicky, with the exception of "El Oeste" and "Missing You" (which still sound unfinished to me) this is great stuff, "When the Past Was Present" especially.

Anthracks
February 9th 2012



3731 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

For me, this is the opposite of a grower. Sounded really good first listen...now it's very boring already.

Digging: Devangelic - Resurrection Denied

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2012



7022 Comments


^that's why I didn't give it a 4.5. I knew that it would be the kind of album that would have less appeal after the initial few days of listening.

Digging: FKA twigs - LP1

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2012



31058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

But it just keeps getting better!!!



Digging: Marcel Dettmann - Fabric 77

Island
February 9th 2012



577 Comments


i agree

Gyromania
February 9th 2012



15461 Comments


Have to agree with Dev, I'm only enjoying this more with subsequent plays. It's a pretty nuanced record so I don't get how it would lose its shine with further plays; I'm picking out cool little bits here and there the more I hear it.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2012



31058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

You people have the attention span of a fly

bloc
February 9th 2012



34740 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Looking forward to listening to this

Digging: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Anthracks
February 9th 2012



3731 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Sorry...there's just not enough happening on this album to warrant further listens. I like music to be constantly changing and evolving, and there is nothing left to discover here after a few listens. It was a good few listens, however.

Gyromania
February 9th 2012



15461 Comments


Not enough happening?.... Lol, wth.

Island
February 9th 2012



577 Comments


yea its not of montreal

Anthracks
February 9th 2012



3731 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like schizophrenic music. This album stays on a theme for too long.

Gyromania
February 9th 2012



15461 Comments


Elaborate?

Anthracks
February 9th 2012



3731 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I prefer music to change literally every 30 seconds (or less), this album does not. I don't see how I can be any clearer. It sustains its themes for durations that make them boring fast.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2012



31058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

From a purely electronic point of view, this does change nearly every 30 seconds

Gyromania
February 9th 2012



15461 Comments


Here's the thing, Anthracks: your criticisms sound like those of someone who HASN'T given the album time to sink in and settle. It is constantly changing, adding nifty little quirks at every turn, and it does exactly what you claim it doesn't: evolve. I mean, your 3.5 rating still tells me that you like it, but your points don't make a lot of sense to me.

Anthracks
February 9th 2012



3731 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not really. The same two themes are repeating for pretty much the entirety of the song(s). I just went into WMP and started each song on this album and skipped 30 second intervals at a time, and a single theme (per song) was playing the whole time. Sure there are little flourishes that go above that theme that may come every 30 seconds or so, but the same theme is there. I like thematic shifts, not simply flourishes.

@Gyromania: I am NOT speaking about this as a critique to the album, just stating a characteristic of this album that I'm not fond of myself. The structure of these songs does not impact you the same as I (who prefers more disjointed music), therefore I wouldn't assume to employ that logic as an objective critique.

Also, I never said I don't like this. I said that it doesn't have much replay value for me. Big difference. No need to get so defensive.

Gyromania
February 9th 2012



15461 Comments


It's building on the foundations it sets... The same can be said of A LOT of music.

Anthracks
February 9th 2012



3731 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Like I said, I am NOT critiquing the album based on that. What don't you get?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2012



31058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Of course the song is going to continue the same principle theme, if it didn't it would simply have no structure

I know you said that you don't listen to a great deal of electronic music so in a way what you're saying makes sense, but all the little quirks and changes in style are very much present. They're just subtle



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy