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mrgeppetto
February 8th 2013


13 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

From Pitchfork: "Ironically, they've found their sound with the assistance of one of their major forebears: the National's Aaron Dessner performs and contributes songwriting on Hummingbird, and shares production credit with the band while recording with them in his Brooklyn studio. (His brother and bandmate, Bryce, contributed horn arrangements to several songs, too.)"

Gorilla Manor, to me was much more attention grabbing and "accessible" then Hummingbird - lyrics and music alike. On this you can really hear the Dessners' vibe change, but it complements more subdued lyrics and vocals well. It still has the trademark harmonies, percussion, and fun of the last album; yet is toned down and introspective (just not to the point of Berninger's brooding). Perfect balance imo, and I agree that it shows positive growth. Interesting that we disagree about the catchiness compared to GM; I think this one will creep up on me as i figure it out...

Overall good review and awesome album. Too much 1st person for my taste, but the point is made well, and it's nothing like Pitchfork's except for one phrase. Anthracks is calling out 'stupidity" when he obviously read the reviews about as closely as he listened to the albums he's whining about.


Funeralopolis
February 10th 2013


11347 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

best album ever agreed

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barcafan21
February 13th 2013


1914 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what mrgeppetto said

Kiran
Emeritus
February 13th 2013


6001 Comments


aaron dessner's fingerprints are all over that riff in "black balloons"

alachlahol
February 13th 2013


7489 Comments


lets leave the national out of this discussion

chambered99
February 13th 2013


802 Comments


out of every discussion

AutoRock
February 13th 2013


416 Comments


Yes pls.

Also. Is this on par with Gorilla Manor?

Kiran
Emeritus
February 13th 2013


6001 Comments


he did produce the album though and you didn't hear stuff like that on gorilla manor

alachlahol
February 14th 2013


7489 Comments


probly why gorilla manor is better

Anthracks
February 14th 2013


3740 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

natl comparisons are stupid

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patrickfannon
February 14th 2013


886 Comments


"Ceilings" reminds me a lot of the Antlers.

noworldforeric
February 18th 2013


43 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I fucking love this album

mrgeppetto
February 21st 2013


13 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't know how you can avoid the national thing since it was made in their studio... but The Antlers is at least one toke over the line

Blaizend
March 8th 2013


647 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

awesome album

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Underflow
March 16th 2013


2563 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is growing on me a bit. Washington, Heavy Feet, and You & I are gorgeous.

sco703
March 17th 2013


33 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is absolutely amazing. It takes a few listens before it starts to sink in for some songs, but when it does...man oh man. They really did a fantastic job.

chambered99
April 3rd 2013


802 Comments


truly lovely album

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
April 3rd 2013


6448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Eh, it's pretty good. Didn't do much at all for me though, which is quite surprising because this should be something I really like.

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nickurgero92
April 22nd 2013


6 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't know what the main reviewer was thinking
This album didn't grab my attention at all. I heard their first album many times and hummingbird barely if ever did. It was pretty bland and a real disappointment.

SteevenWeeven
April 26th 2013


2 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I agree, this record was pretty slow. It's taken a few listens for me to get really interested in the songs. But the singles (heavy feet and breaker) are definitely standouts.



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