Average Rating: 3.43
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Objectivity Score: 72% (Fairly Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name4.0 excellentAdult Jazz Gist Istetema Geocidal3.5 greatKelis FoodSophie Bipp/ElleThurston Moore The Best Day3.0 goodArchitects All Our Gods Have Abandoned UsSo, the first three tracks gave the impression that this was Lost Forever 2.0 with a slight tonal shift: rather than
sounding like David preparing for battle against Goliath, they sound like Goliath squishing some little fucker
beneath his feet. It sounded more confident, more pissed off, which was a positive. Track four deviated from that
tone, and the album never really got it back.
The atmospherics they had toyed with on their last record show up more often but never quite take the forefront,
aside from little 10-second breaks on maybe three tracks, which got kind of annoying. Their musicianship has not
changed a bit, to the point where tiny lefts (the intro to "A Match Made in Heaven") became fairly exciting.
"All Love is Lost" was when the album finally began to pick back up: it was more atmospheric and airy without
having to resort to the electronically-centered sound explored on prior albums. Building upon that momentum
was "From the Wilderness", which was far and away the highlight. Acting as the "Colony Collapse" of this album,
this track showcases more melodic riffing coupled with what is probably the strongest vocal melody on the entire
Admittedly, I haven't listened to the last track but it's an eight-minute Architects song gimme a break hoiamamiwhoami BlueStep Brothers Lord Steppington
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