Archers of Loaf
Icky Mettle


4.5
superb

Review

by random USER (25 Reviews)
May 22nd, 2011 | 17 replies | 4,447 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album changed my life, and it should change yours, too.

This album changed my life. Never had I heard any Indie that was this excellent or consistent. I thought Indie was all bands like Vampire Weekend and Wolf Parade until I heard Icky Mettle. Right from the get-go, "Web In Front" summed up Indie in only 2 minutes, no less and no more than that. Starting with five hits on the snare drum, Eric Bachmann describes a relationship gone bad, or a friend who betrayed him. "You're not the one who let me down, but thanks for offering", he sings melodically over a pounding back-beat. This lyric is the highlight of this song, seeing as you can easily relate to that line. The entire song is a course in melody and poetic lyrics. "Web In Front" should be studied by Literature classes in high school and college/university. I keep playing Web In Front over and over because of the length. Moving on to highlights such as "Plumb Line", Eric Bachmann also weaves his tender voice over intricate guitar melodies. This album is absolutely influential, beautiful, and groundbreaking, and you should buy this, no doubt.



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wabbit
May 22nd 2011


6999 Comments


soundoff not a review

But WEB IN THE MOTHER FUCKING FRONT!!!!

iFghtffyrdmns
May 22nd 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

CLACK. CLACK. CLACK. CLACK. CLACK.

stuck a pin in your backbone...


fuck yeah random this album rules.

Yotimi
May 22nd 2011


6492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just to reitterate, Web In Front is so freaking good.

wabbit
May 22nd 2011


6999 Comments


It probably beats out Gold Soundz and Since I left you as the catchiest song ever made.

bungy
May 22nd 2011


8843 Comments


You're not the one who let me down

But thanks for offering

bungy
May 22nd 2011


8843 Comments


Oh shit the review already said that

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2011


23816 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album rules

bungy how bumped are we to see these guys?

DoubtGin
May 22nd 2011


6752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

double neg

WeepingBanana
May 22nd 2011


10137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah this album is pretty sweet. gonna listen to it now

Drsmith4
May 22nd 2011


1715 Comments


About to listen for the first time. Better deliver, because I love Gold Soundz and Since I Left You like no other.

eternium
May 22nd 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Best review ever.

Sarcasm aside, I'm just now starting to see the awesome in this album after four listens. Grower for sure.

Ssssssss
May 22nd 2011


683 Comments


what is an archer of loaf

tom79
May 22nd 2011


3372 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I seem to only ever listen to web in front off this, but damn I listen to that song a lot.

Digging: Wipers - Youth of America

Spare
May 23rd 2011


5300 Comments


web in front isn't even the best song

Digging: Best Witches - Wishes

BigHans
May 23rd 2011


26454 Comments


ALL I EVER WANTED WAS TO BE YOUR SPINE

Web in Front rules, I first discovered it on the Mallrats Motion Picture soundtrack in 1996

Mr_Coffee
May 26th 2011


631 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album rules

random
November 9th 2011


2261 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Stuck a pin in your back bone!"



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