Braids   Native Speaker
3.6 Release Date: 2011
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2.0 poorEno | January 17th 11

godawful animal collective cover band got signed to an indie label and attempted original music. the resullltttssss

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3.5 greatJeremy Eugene | January 5th 11

Singer's got a great voice and the band has a pretty unique sound. Very promising debut. I wanted to give this a 4 soooo badly, but the bottom half of the album is a let down compared to the top half.

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4.0 excellentChelsea Harrisson | May 24th 11

When discussing Montreal’s music scene and its current emerging artists, one of the most talked about is definitely Braids. With an EP already to their name – Set Pieces, the band has recently released their debut album Native Speakers, and is a major hit in both Canada and The United States. The album is composed of rich, extroverted sounds, resembling those of other local bands but also contains a taste of their Western Canadian roots. Many of the tracks revolve around funky vocal stylings and atmospheric noise which lightly resemble the work of Chad VanGaalen, a Canadian artist who also originated from Calgary, Alberta. Constructed by guitar, bass, drum and keyboards, we are exposed to an album that can achieve modernism while still being pleasurable to the ear. Many of the tracks have lengthy starts –most of them being loops, which creates an agreeable tension for when the climax is attained and also makes it a wonderful album to be listened to over and over again. Knowing that their album launch in Montreal was sold out, Braids is a definite find and producer of great music.

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4.0 excellentJack Hill | February 15th 11

I'm still trying to understand why there is so much opposition to this?

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4.0 excellentGadalia | December 3rd 14
4.5 superbAtThePinery | November 30th 14
3.0 goodpoodlelord | September 1st 14
3.0 goodWendyVortex | June 13th 14
4.0 excellentCrocodile | March 29th 14
4.0 excellentEmotional, Beautiful, Evocative, Otherworldly... | February 26th 14
4.0 excellentJeremy Fisette | December 29th 13
4.0 excellentParanoidTourist | December 19th 13
3.5 greatJekub | November 22nd 13
3.5 greatDerezzination | November 7th 13
3.5 greatPunkMoon | September 24th 13
3.0 goodUqnivde | September 23rd 13
4.0 excellentghost rider | August 8th 13
3.5 greatscissorlocked | July 23rd 13
3.5 greatLiteral Shota Addict | July 23rd 13
2.5 averageJoshRosenberg | July 6th 13
4.0 excellentcrassisdead | May 20th 13
4.5 superbLucid CONTRIBUTOR | March 26th 13
3.5 greatflaffy | March 15th 13
3.5 greattnd | February 15th 13
4.0 excellentImmortalPaper | January 31st 13
4.0 excellentbenhxc | January 24th 13
2.0 poormistakenformagic | January 15th 13
4.5 superbSWAGBRVH | January 2nd 13
4.5 superbGurt | September 23rd 12
4.5 superbprincerobot | August 12th 12
4.5 superbLani Parker | August 5th 12
4.5 superbSYLover | July 28th 12
4.5 superbMichael Giguere | June 7th 12
4.0 excellentskymaster | June 2nd 12
3.5 greatviri | May 13th 12
4.0 excellenttowriteair | March 8th 12
3.5 greatAlex Silveri EMERITUS | February 20th 12
3.5 greatPrevious | February 17th 12
4.0 excellentscatteredshadows | February 8th 12
4.0 excellent-1up!- | February 1st 12
5.0 classicCam EMERITUS | January 26th 12
3.5 greatAtlas99 | January 7th 12
3.0 goodZephir | January 4th 12
4.0 excellentLeHoneybadger | December 29th 11
3.5 greatDan Gelinas | December 28th 11
3.5 greatSmevin Bravis | December 12th 11
4.0 excellentstrawfeet | December 7th 11
3.0 goodQuinn | December 2nd 11
4.0 excellentJulia | November 23rd 11
3.5 greatpatrickfannon | November 20th 11
4.0 excellentEpsilonJSTC | November 18th 11
3.0 goodRudy K. STAFF | November 15th 11
4.0 excellentSensoryAmusia | November 10th 11
3.5 greatLolgical | November 3rd 11
3.0 goodSnoogitov | October 27th 11
3.5 greatJJwins | October 24th 11
4.5 superbstruth | October 23rd 11
3.0 goodLunchboxc | September 26th 11
3.0 goodMisterTornado CONTRIBUTOR | September 16th 11
4.5 superbDan Sarnowski | September 15th 11
3.5 greatLuke | September 3rd 11
3.0 goodT0rr35 | August 14th 11
3.0 goodmehd10s | August 11th 11
4.0 excellentstuie299 | July 28th 11
4.0 excellentPhaze | July 16th 11
4.0 excellentzach springer | June 26th 11
2.5 averageSam Haynes | June 7th 11
3.0 goodblabony | June 2nd 11
3.5 greatBatman | May 22nd 11
3.5 greatTeto | May 19th 11
5.0 classicPhaneufa | May 13th 11
2.0 poorKyle Kimball | May 11th 11
3.5 greatBlindsided | May 5th 11
4.0 excellentjulesequalslove | May 4th 11
4.0 excellentvadimos | April 25th 11
4.0 excellentEdwin Damen | April 20th 11
4.0 excellentstillill124 | April 7th 11
4.0 excellentPenguins4Freedom | April 1st 11
3.5 greatCrackTheSkye | March 31st 11
4.0 excellentLucas Schlotfeldt | March 22nd 11
4.0 excellentChristian S. | March 21st 11
4.0 excellentAaron Fancey | March 20th 11
3.5 greataKidNamedConnor41 | March 13th 11
3.5 greatChris Gibbons | March 12th 11
4.0 excellentJarethCutestory | March 6th 11
3.5 greatMike Madden | March 4th 11
4.0 excellentperlox | March 1st 11
5.0 classicruco | February 20th 11
2.0 poornick0307 | February 16th 11
3.5 greatmothercountry | February 14th 11
3.0 goodjOtl | February 13th 11
4.0 excellentiluvtweepop | February 11th 11
3.0 goodJohn Kruse | February 10th 11
3.5 greatRyan Fitz | February 10th 11
4.0 excellentsimoneaolson | February 10th 11
2.0 poorAli CONTRIBUTOR | February 10th 11
4.0 excellentSamuel Cooke | February 10th 11
4.0 excellentJammithSpoonfuls | February 8th 11
4.0 excellentBeram C. Lansay | February 8th 11
3.0 goodrapaz latino-americano | February 8th 11
3.5 greatJamieCTA | February 7th 11
3.5 greatApollo | February 6th 11
3.0 goodFamooseMoose | February 5th 11
4.0 excellentDominic | February 5th 11
3.5 greatSander Kammeraat | February 4th 11
3.0 goodSkyler | February 2nd 11
2.0 poorRaccoonology | January 31st 11
3.5 greatKeelan H. EMERITUS | January 30th 11
3.0 good4ester | January 26th 11
2.5 averageMr. Lean Mug | January 25th 11
3.5 greatKiran EMERITUS | January 24th 11
4.0 excellentAggravatedYeti | January 24th 11
4.0 excellentAdam Downer STAFF | January 24th 11
4.5 superbEthan | January 22nd 11
4.0 excellentZiggyPop | January 21st 11
4.0 excellentConrad Tao EMERITUS | January 20th 11
3.5 greatSebastian Wiegandt | January 19th 11
4.0 excellentsean q | January 18th 11
2.5 averageAndrew Kaster | January 17th 11
1.5 very poorKadir Ari | December 27th 10
4.0 excellentJames Rettig | December 26th 10

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