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|2.0 poor||John Darr | February 23rd 13|
"The worst pair of opposites is boredom and terror." - Yann Martel
Boring. Boring boring boring. That was my first grand impression of The Terror. Where were
the drums on floaty beauties Be Free, A Way and Try to Explain that would turn them into
Yoshimi pop-songs? Where were the grand Embryonic freakouts amidst the Powerless-esque
pound-and-draggers You Lust and Look...? The Terror simply offers very little to hold on to
- hooks are few and far between. It's certain that atmospheric cohesion and experimentation
make The Terror a decent album. But on this record, the Flips might have lost the
songwriting variety and pop instinct that made their classic albums, well, classic.
EDIT: Boring. Not terrifying. The Terror is that dull terror of knowing death and
pointlessness are around the corner. And yes, you can make a pointless album about
pointlessness that is pointless to listen to but that doesn't make it a good album. The
Terror focuses too much on dull terror and misses the energy that makes its topic
The Seer is terrifying. Death Grips is terrifying. Aphex Twin is terrifying. parts of
Embryonic were terrifying. This is not terrifying. This is boring.
tl;dr dull unimpressive album go listen to embryonic instead. pretty though unremarkable
ballads w/ nice textures at tracks 2+3
7 Bumps | Bump
|4.0 excellent||robin EMERITUS | February 24th 13|
Do I like this album? That's not the point.
6 Bumps | Bump
|0.0 ||rabbit | February 22nd 13|
6 Bumps | Bump
|2.0 poor||Daniel White | March 31st 13|
Album starts off strong, but then it just flounders for like 40 minutes.
1 Bumps | Bump
|3.9 excellent||Rudy K. STAFF | February 28th 13|
A brief glimpse of eternity's waltz
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|4.0 excellent||C.F. | February 24th 13|
Wayne Coyne quietly reminds you that you are, in every respect, insignificant in the eyes of a thankless and infinitely expanding universe and that nothing you do will ever matter, despite, and on account of, being surrounded by equally meaningless existences.
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|4.0 excellent||Brendan M. | June 15th 14|
Embryonic may as well been a new beginning for the Flips, once again incorporating spacy dissonance into their sound instead of the cheery feel of Mystics. With that said, The Terror almost feels like another new beginning, with a very drone oriented atmosphere and a new found sense of minimalism. An easy album to get lost in, despite sometimes being underwhelming emotionally, it still holds some weight, and has a less than fun, gloomy atmosphere.
|4.0 excellent||juiceviaorange | March 29th 13|
I really, really enjoy this album. It's cathartic and dark much like Embryonic, but much more like the morning wreckage and haze (much like the album cover depicts) that that album left in its wake. All in all, a slow ambient cruise through a trippy mixture of keyboards, spaceship sounds, basslines, and Wayne Coyne's melodic, falsetto. He even sounds a bit like Angus Andrews here a bit, and a few of these songs really do give me a Liars vibe, which is certainly a good thing. Overall impressed, and excited with the Lips new darker choice of direction.
|0.0 ||geasoftime | March 24th 13|
How does this not have a review? I don't like the flaming Lips much, but that's ridiculous.
|0.0 ||Erik Meyer | March 11th 13|
It's impressive to me that Mount Eerie has been able to release so much material in so little time.
|0.0 ||Dale Nixon | February 26th 13|
is this supposed to be scary? It doesn't sound like that's what they were going for, John Darr. More hypnotic and trippy than anything
|4.0 excellent||ti0n | February 24th 13|
IT'S NOT POPPY ENOUGH. OH MY GAWD.
|4.0 excellent||Olivier De Clercq CONTRIBUTOR | February 24th 13|
The last track kinda ruins what's otherwise the best record in ages from these guys.
|0.0 ||AdolfChrist | February 24th 13|
omg not enuf hooks and pop accessibility!~!! boooriiiing!!!
|4.5 superb||LPFTW | July 10th 14|
|4.0 excellent||cb123 | June 28th 14|
|5.0 classic||Munki | June 20th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Panton | May 23rd 14|
|3.0 good||Toad | April 19th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Alex R. | March 16th 14|
|4.0 excellent||msm008 | February 25th 14|
|4.5 superb||Ringo00 | February 19th 14|
|4.5 superb||Lagoped | February 19th 14|
|3.5 great||Diks | February 17th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Vaakum | February 1st 14|
|4.0 excellent||Pwoper | January 13th 14|
|3.5 great||mrfixit | December 22nd 13|
|4.5 superb||SmersH | December 22nd 13|
|4.0 excellent||Samus27 | November 20th 13|
|4.0 excellent||unkle | November 6th 13|
|4.5 superb||ProfC | October 31st 13|
|3.2 good||Aziz STAFF | October 24th 13|
|3.5 great||Faraudo | September 7th 13|
|4.0 excellent||mmrk | August 23rd 13|
|5.0 classic||zoso33 | June 25th 13|
|3.0 good||tnd | May 30th 13|
|4.0 excellent||fev | May 13th 13|
|3.0 good||ot63 | May 11th 13|
|3.5 great||Ari | May 5th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Meruem | April 15th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Josh S. | April 13th 13|
|4.0 excellent||liv | April 13th 13|
|3.5 great||lu0490 | April 11th 13|
|4.5 superb||MrElmo | April 11th 13|
|3.0 good||Scala | April 11th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Hogan CONTRIBUTOR | April 11th 13|
|4.5 superb||Koei | April 10th 13|
|4.0 excellent||G.M.B. | April 5th 13|
|3.5 great||jordan | April 5th 13|
|2.0 poor||Rail | April 5th 13|
|3.5 great||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | April 4th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Lucid CONTRIBUTOR | March 31st 13|
|4.0 excellent||lou1000 | March 24th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Matski | March 11th 13|
|4.0 excellent||UnPleb | February 26th 13|
|3.5 great||tarkus | February 23rd 13|
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