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: Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp
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: Imperial Triumphant - Abyssal Gods
I thought its you not me was pretty cool. Some song were conventional structure but some had mathy inklings
wish this was on spotify
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: Phace - Shape The Random
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