Cerberus Shoal   ...and Farewell to Hightide
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 1996
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4.0 excellentAlabaster Jones | February 26th 16

There's always been something nautical about Cerberus Shoal, even in their early days. Whereas their self-titled debut gave off imagery of an overcast, windy beachfront, ...And Farewell To Hightide shows that same beachfront in a different time, perhaps during a sunrise. The Slint influences seen on the debut still make their way onto this, but they're much less prevalent than before. Now, especially on tracks like "J.B.O. Vs. Blin", the music is slightly more twinkly, and has more stuff, like horns and pianos, going on it. It's very much like a prototypical, jazzy Mogwai. The spoken word parts here have taken a dive from the self-titled, as the ones you can hear are almost hilariously nonsensical and melodramatic. Still, the improvement in the instrumentation and the change in atmosphere make up for that, and make the album a logical progression from the self-titled. It's these changes that would ensure Cerebus Shoal never made the same album twice in their vastly underrated careers.

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3.5 greatSenor Elsie | August 7th 16
3.0 goodGhandhiLion | May 15th 16
4.5 superbKhooma Tarh The Mother Of Dragons and Ucky-Mucky Onism | April 20th 16
4.5 superbcb123 | April 8th 16
4.0 excellentJerry Garcia | August 25th 15
4.0 excellentHis Whorely Eminence Supreme Godhead Lord Gypsy Owlman | August 16th 15
4.0 excellentjimmyarmpit | September 4th 12
4.0 excellentmistercb | September 14th 11

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