Album Rating: 3.5
Xeno, my man, gotta disagree with you that these guys were the "ugly ducklings" of the genre. It's Not Me, It's You is a fantastic debut for any post-rock debut, regardless of influence. Their sophomore album In Never Out was extremely mediocre and all kinds of safe, which I will agree with you being a sad state for this group. Key is a great as they do not rely on, as you said, overbearing crescendos and build-ups (admittedly their forte), but when they stretch areas of the album, like on "I Am A Destroyer," it is for the betterment of the album. And while, the stereotypical build-up is boring, they've done it very well previously, which is why In Never Out was completely bland and lacked any type of punch.
the delay between their two comments
i guess ill check this out eventually but idk man you don't exactly sell me on this haha
Digging: The War on Drugs - Lost In The Dream
not genre-breaking but it's a good post-rock album.
Yeah basically. Sometimes that's good enough because it would be silly to expect every album you hear to be genre breaking
Digging: St. Vincent - St. Vincent
I thought its you not me was pretty cool. Some song were conventional structure but some had mathy inklings
wish this was on spotify
Digging: Morbus Chron - Sweven
the evpatoria report shits on this band if u havent heard them xeno
pg.99 is a much better band. This album is boring just like this band. It doesn't deserve more than a 2.5
dammit I want to trust you but that 3.5 isn't looking to great.
this review is great as usual Eli, congrats on the 150.
Excellent work as always dude
Digging: Distance - Outer Limits
Thanks, and yeah man you did. I honestly think you should let me know when I should write a review because you always know before me ; )
"i have a post rock pie slice too for some reason, its one of my smallest sections, and when u scroll over it it usually brings up bands that i wouldn't even consider post rock so something gay is obviously going on"
yea my pie chart does the same thing