Matthew Good   Arrows of Desire
Release Date: 2013

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4.5 superbQueenJane | September 26th 13

This record is outstanding. The reason that you can't pick out an instant classic MG song is because it goes beyond them. Not in a "better than" sense, there are certainly nods to his previous work but I find the songs to be more full. Garden of Knives is just incredible, Via Dolorosa and Hey Hell Heaven are upbeat rockin MG style anthems. I can hear hints of his older stuff in Letters in Wartime (which is the most fitting choice for a closure out of any of these songs) and in Mutineering. I could have done without Had It Coming, but I love the feel of We're Long Gone. rLights was a beautiful album, start to finish. I find that I listen to certain "groups" of songs from it. Like Extraordinary Fades through Shallow's Low, tagging Non Populous on the end, Mildred next to Zero and then Set Me on Fire through Darlin. Arrows definitely does not come off as a "follow up", Matt made it pretty clear this was going to be a rock record. And it is.


2.0 poorSchlongConnery | February 5th 17
3.5 greatadmiraltennek | January 20th 17
3.0 goodgrandbazaar | August 18th 16
3.0 goodASaltySurprise | December 30th 15
3.5 greatMatthewGoodFan101 | March 22nd 15
2.5 averageManicDemise | March 9th 15
2.5 averagetheSweetneSS | February 6th 15
3.5 greatSilentReviewer | October 13th 14
4.0 excellentCarefulwithThataxe | March 29th 14
3.0 goodAlbus | October 17th 13
4.5 superbJTRMetal | October 15th 13
4.0 excellentHopelust | October 2nd 13
3.5 greatTheIronDrew | September 29th 13
3.5 greatJayMac87 | September 27th 13
4.0 excellentM72 | September 25th 13
3.5 greatScoot | September 21st 13
3.5 greatKerfuffleinaHussle | September 21st 13
3.0 goodIrving STAFF | September 17th 13

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