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Mogwai

Vocalists can be the main focus of any band. At the end of the day, it's the lead guy throwing out their lyrics that will betheface of the band, the onewhogets the credit and probably most of the women too. Mogwai decided that vocalists are a thing of the past. First thing to know about Mogwai is that they take the tried and tested "quiet loud quiet" formula, and make it look liketheyoriginated it. It wouldseemthat the sudden turning on of distortion, or the heavier drums are just a cheap way to improveasong, but with Mogwai, you almost want to takethe songthere yourself. Everythin ...read more

Vocalists can be the main focus of any band. At the end of the day, it's the lead guy throwing out their lyrics that will betheface of the band, the onewhogets the credit and probably most of the women too. Mogwai decided that vocalists are a thing of the past. First thing to know about Mogwai is that they take the tried and tested "quiet loud quiet" formula, and make it look liketheyoriginated it. It wouldseemthat the sudden turning on of distortion, or the heavier drums are just a cheap way to improveasong, but with Mogwai, you almost want to takethe songthere yourself. Everything about them is based on their ability tobuildup a song from nothing but 2 or 3 notes, and by the end, make it feellike anorchestra and their families had joined in.Eachsong sets a story for the listener to piece together from what images the flowing riffs and beatsconjure up.They don'tspoil itwith a vocalist portraying their own ideas over the top, and that's what gives them the edge. « hide

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2017

3.6
194 Votes
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2014

3.2
319 Votes
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2011

3.5
703 Votes
The Hawk Is Howling
2008

3.4
596 Votes
Mr. Beast
2006

3.8
741 Votes
Happy Songs for Happy People
2003

3.9
774 Votes
Rock Action
2001

3.7
465 Votes
Come On Die Young
1999

3.8
680 Votes
Young Team
1997

4.1
1,228 Votes
EPs
Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.
2014

3.3
25 Votes
Les Revenants
01/28/2013

3.4
55 Votes
Earth Division
2011

3.6
105 Votes
Bat Cat
2008

3.5
46 Votes
Travel Is Dangerous
2006

3.8
20 Votes
My Father My King
2001

3.9
107 Votes
Travels in Constants
2001

3.7
8 Votes
Mogwai EP+2
1999

4
115 Votes
No Education = No Future
1998

3.8
18 Votes
4 Satin
1997

3.6
37 Votes
Live Albums
iTunes Festival: London 2011
2011

3.3
3 Votes
Special Moves
2010

4.3
101 Votes
Government Commissions
2005

3.8
65 Votes
Compilations
KIN (OST)
2018

3.3
11 Votes
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2016

3.3
72 Votes
Central Belters
2015

4.2
20 Votes
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02/25/2013

3.4
107 Votes
A Wrenched Virile Lore
11/19/2012

2.8
10 Votes
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait OST
2006

2.9
122 Votes
EP+6
2000

4
15 Votes
Kicking A Dead Pig
1998

3.2
27 Votes
Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997)
1997

3.7
76 Votes

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