Explosions in the Sky
All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone


4.5
superb

Review

by RedMorningLight USER (2 Reviews)
May 9th, 2007 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A beautiful album that shows us all that is right in the evolution of music. One of 2007's best so far!

Explosions In The Sky. A beautiful name for a band. Now I’m thinking straight away they have a way with words right? No vocals! Okay, well I’m sure they can let the music do the talking for them.

The first track literally describes the beginning and end to a day perfectly, better than most writers could culminating in an epic climax which to me represents a busy night followed by an eerie guitar chiming us into the night.

Longest track, It’s Natural To Be Afraid, meanders through slow parts, bubbling at the surface with energy, and then rushes into grand sections where the energetic drums breath further life into the track. To me, this track almost confronts fear and this is the same with all of the songs, I think anyone who listens closely will be able to find strong connections in those titles.

Other standout features are the breathtaking piano melodies on What Do You Go Home To? combined with deep rumbling bass and the purposeful drums. The guitar work is astounding throughout, making full use of an array of effects to bring the music to life.
As someone relatively new to the world of listening to music as a serious hobby, I am astounded at how this band manages to paint a picture, a musical landscape. The way the band, album and songs are described, to me, is all the words they need as they explain the band and its work perfectly. The guitars explode like fireworks illuminating the dark night sky.

This album, All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone, seems to reflect such a sparse landscape, one where I am actually inspired to think of friends and family, whatever I am looking forward to over the coming days. This album allows my mind to think and still appreciate the music where other artists are lost whenever I turn my mind elsewhere. This isn’t background music; it is more an accompaniment to life.


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    All of a Sudden I'm lost for words....

    Displayed (2.5)
    Gee, what a surprise - another post rock album...

    Richard Craig (4)
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    The Door Mouse (4)
    Explosions in the sky use simple melodies to blend songs driven with heavily distorted gui...

  • Ben (4)
    Explosions in the Sky continues their recent trend of adding slight changes in their sound...

    Jared W. Dillon (3.5)
    Explosions in the Sky release yet another solid release, even if it is a tad of a let down...


Comments:Add a Comment 
IsItLuck?
Emeritus
May 9th 2007


4927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

this review is good for your second, but you seem to talk not in depth about the music. I guess you do a good job of describing how it looks imagery wise.

oh and the intro is a little awkward when reading it.This Message Edited On 05.09.07

RedMorningLight
May 9th 2007


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah thanks, reading it back it sounds like i've written it how i'd say it were I presenting it spoken. I'll watch out for that in the future. I wanted to purposely try a differnt style this time where I didnt look at each track individually, but i guess from comments like that I can learn what people like to read.

Altmer
May 9th 2007


5652 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not doing a tbt is fine but you still need to relate the imagery to the music

Kyle
May 9th 2007


667 Comments


This is a decent review, but try and pick out some bits from the music and describe how it sounds a bit more. It's refreshing to hear somebody discuss imagery, though.

Bron-Yr-Aur
May 9th 2007


4405 Comments


I'd like to see you try to take a more vague approach to reviewing, instead of describing songs describe the music and the album as a whole. And be vague, man, You gotta entice the reader. You don't do that by describing every second of an album (not that you did, but you know).

Anyway, a good second effort.

Two-Headed Boy
May 9th 2007


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This albums okay. They have better.

Slaapkamers
May 9th 2007


596 Comments


Devolution.

samthebassman
May 9th 2007


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

The Birth & Death of the day is as good as music can get.

Two-Headed Boy
May 9th 2007


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not really.



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