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| ||The Wombats Glitterbug|
This is basically the definition of soulless indie-pop. These dudes just sort of churn one song
out after another - every single one takes a slightly different approach on the same electronic
backbeat, with sparkling guitars and high pitched vocals in nearly every chorus. There's some
catchy moments to be found here and there I suppose, but it's still a relatively easy album to
take a pass on.
| ||Mimicking Birds EONS||3.0|
| ||The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ|
The slower moments here carry all of the album's weight. 'Heel Turn 2' and 'Hair Match' are must-
hear indie-folk songs this year. There's a lot of standard Mountain Goat stuff going on here with
the occasional ascension into something spectacular. A worthwhile listen for any fan of this
band, even if it proves that they'll never get rolling on all cylinders and craft another
masterpiece like The Sunset Tree.
| ||The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth||3.0|
| ||Lord Huron Strange Trails|
Album tells an interesting story, set to densely atmospheric folk. It gets better and better as it goes on, but as a whole it lacks variation - especially in the vocals. From Frozen Pines on is basically pure bliss, if you're looking to find the album's sweet spot.
| ||WATERS What's Real|
First half has some absolutely immense indie-rock jams, but this is a noticeably front-loaded affair that loses steam very quickly. It's one of those albums with peaks that will make you wonder why the rest of the album doesn't aspire to the same level. Not a bad record, just more of a "singles" album. Check them out if you like Grouplove because they're basically the same band.
| ||Grooms Comb the Feelings Through Your Hair|
A very cool ambient vibe dominates this record, and when it is good (see the title track), it's very good. It has a tendency to get a little samey-sounding, which hurts it's replay value and makes the temptation to skip around all too attainable of a solution. Still, this is an album worth hearing for fans of alt/indie/ambient.
|klap yeah i forgot to set them up yesterday. will fix thanks for the heads up. and i may or may not be trolling craigslist trying to find tickets to go back tonight|
|JohnnyOnTheSpot yeah it's sorta a double album but not, I think there's a part 1 to it. but yeah, thx for the heads up|
|Aids listen to Beat The Champ more than once, I dare you. and try to pay attention to the lyrics and not just ~~~how it sounds~~~~~|
|klap hey man, not gonna get around to that lord huron album too much coachella prep going on this week. if you wanted to review it it's all yours. think i'm at a 3.5 with it|