kodiaknoises
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Average Rating: 3.72
Rating Variance: 1.07
Objectivity Score: 74%
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5.0 classic
Beat Happening Jamboree
Beat Happening You Turn Me On
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica
Deerhunter Microcastle
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2 (Re-release)
Xiu Xiu Women As Lovers

4.5 superb
Can Ege Bamyasi
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Misfits Walk Among Us
Radiohead In Rainbows
Times New Viking Rip It Off

4.0 excellent
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Caribou Andorra
Deerhunter Cryptograms
Faust Faust IV
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
No Age Weirdo Rippers
Sun Araw Beach Head

3.5 great
Grizzly Bear Horn of Plenty
My Bloody Valentine Ecstasy and Wine
Neu! Neu!
Tenniscoats Tan-Tan Therapy
The first track on Tan-Tan Therapy opens with a slow splatter of acoustic picking and panting vocals that suggest the song is about to take off, but it never does. The horns and harmonica on “Baibaba Bimba” slowly rattle themselves to life and cue the listener for a patient album. Tenniscoats also implore woodwinds that have a style reminiscent of Spaghetti Westerns, while the harp is played with the tenor of a child running a stick across a picket fence, scraping out the notes.
The band mixes subtle changes with grand ones, alleviating the listener’s desire to anticipate what’s coming entirely. It’s an album compiled mostly of lush, vulnerable arraignments, which are permeated by claustrophobic moments like the narrow percussion-fueled march of “Mbarepa!”
There are times when Tenniscoats sound as if they’re the perfect tour companions for Sigur Ros, both create the emotionally manipulative kind of music that puts whatever you’re doing into slow motion. However, like their closest musical counterparts, Mum, they occasionally expose glimpses of their songwriting formula; temporarily dimming it’s wonder.
The second half of the album sounds like an uphill battle to which “Uta ga Nainoni (Like no songs)” is certainly the first glimpse of the top. The closer “Good Be” shows a more abrasive side of the horn section that makes the finale a sobering experience.
Tenniscoats have delivered a remarkable album that poises them to become one of Japan’s more exciting imports in the future. Tan-Tan Therapy is the sound of timid exploration or a modest parade, and it’s worth not letting it go overlooked.
The Microphones It Was Hot We Stayed In The Water

3.0 good
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Deerhunter Fluorescent Grey
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Mount Eerie Lost Wisdom
The Gun Club Fire of Love
The Microphones Mount Eerie

2.5 average
Grizzly Bear Friend
The Dodos Visiter
TV on the Radio Dear Science

2.0 poor
Asobi Seksu Hush

1.5 very poor
Thursday Common Existence

1.0 awful
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
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