Foxing   Nearer My God
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 2018
Tracklist

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5.0 classicSowingSeason STAFF | August 10th 18

Holy shit.

I'm sorry, I should elaborate.

HOLY FUCK.


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1.5 very poorBrushedRed | July 21st 18

Band of Horses? upon listening: outside of Slapstick and title track, I didn?t hear any Band of Horses. Kinda wish it was though because outside of those two and Won?t Drown, this was nearly unlistenable. In fact, Crown Candy is the worst thing I?ve heard this year, and probably one of the worst songs this decade, along with Gameshark which is unbearable vocals over electronics from Nicki Minaj?s ?Stupid Hoe.? It won?t let me give it less than a 2 right now but this is definitely like a 1.3 or so. Absolutely terrible. Disappointment of the year. Look past all those question marks. Idk why this site doesn?t get my keyboard.

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4.8 classichouse cat STAFF | August 11th 18

@BrushedRed please evacuate the premises immediately sir

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1.5 very poorpathetic | August 10th 18

hey

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3.0 goodAspenshadow | August 11th 18

some of this rules but a lot of it is really annoying

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2.0 poorAugmentedFourth | August 11th 18

An interesting exercise in pop music, but doesn't offer anything new except perhaps the textures. If you thought that so-called "emo" revival was whiny and annoying, you will find even more to hate with an album like this, which takes the annoyance to a new level using the kind of pop-electronica cliches that I expect to hear when I turn on the radio to a local station. Luckily the album is not quite as bland and tasteless as the radio stuff, so I'm being generous and giving this a 2.0.

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4.5 superbMalery Smith | August 10th 18

Not a huge fan of the album after my first
listen. It has some pretty dull moments. I'll
try one more time and see if it gets better.

Edit = nvm this is lit as fuck.


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3.0 goodCosmopath | August 16th 18

half of this is fantastic, the other half is almost unlistenable

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4.0 excellentVeldin | August 11th 18

Nice! I'm from St. Louis and the song titles Lambert & Crown Candy are awesome references to the city.

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4.0 excellentHonest1234 | August 9th 18

Wow... this album is art. Period. Many of the song ideas here show moments of melody, dissonance, and the usage of
unconventional instrumentation for some songs. Examples of those are the "classical esque string playing" in the song
heartbeats which has a more EDM based beat as well as the bagpipes in Bastardizer which I never heard in an indie
rock/alt rock song before. IDK there probably are bagpipes in those genres but I just don't know anyone who used them.
The guitar solo in Lich prince is something I never heard from their guitar playing before. It was a shredfest which took me
by surprise but in a good way. Point being, this album explores so much sonically that you got to admire the band. One
fault with the album is that there's a dragging moment with the song "five cups" and I'm not sure that I'll replay most of the
songs due to the artistic value sometimes not allowing me to listen to the song multiple times. I will probably replay at least
4-5 of these songs.


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4.0 excellentChambered79 | August 16th 18

It's bogged down by some pointless songs, but man when this hits it's pretty much the quintessential sound of 2018. "Lich Prince" is the best song of the year.

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0.0 letsgofishing | August 14th 18

Did Foxing start huffing paint?

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5.0 classicTHIEF | August 14th 18

I can't remember the last time I felt this emotionally tied to an album. Between the anticipation (Dealer is my favorite album) and the actual payoff (I fucking love this album), I honestly don't know what a '5' looks like if I can't '5' this.

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4.5 superbLucman | August 12th 18

Take the emo sensibilities of Brand New, throw in the vocal eccentricities of Modest Mouse, and douse it all in the sublime atmosphere of The Antlers and you'll have a product called Nearer, My God. In other words, a forceful AOTY contender.

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4.5 superbashcrash9 | August 11th 18

checked this the other day and it had a 4.4 - I don't believe that shit, y'all are hyping this up too mu-

[listens]

holy shit


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4.5 superbIgnimbrite | August 11th 18

Ok so this wasn?t on my radar at all, but this might actually be kinda big

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4.5 superbAndrew Walker | August 10th 18

Absolutely floored. Who knew Foxing could pull off something like this?

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4.5 superbgotsthedewsdood | August 10th 18

Their previous albums really didn't prepare me for a track like "Gameshark"

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3.0 goodEucatastrophe CONTRIBUTOR | August 11th 18

oh so when silverchair does this album they get a 3.3? damn.

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0.0 neekafat | August 10th 18

I'm only halfway through "Five Cups" but holy shit these guys might be the next Brand New

Will this be the album that unites Sputnik in 2018?

EDIT: Man I remember when this was a 4.4 like fifteen votes ago... I hate sput sometimes.

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5.0 classicABdayCandleInACircle | August 10th 18

Maybe not everything they try works as well as others but holy shit am I impressed with them for this record. They nailed their first guitar solo ever like a fuckin master

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5.0 classicFeather | August 10th 18

Where did this album come from??? I have always been a casual fan of the band. I have seen them live twice r(both times as an opener) and the second time in particular they really caught my attention with their live energy, rbut both times presented an amazing passion that felt a bit missing from their second album. But this.. this rsurpassed all expectations I had. Foxing manages to perfectly walk the line of becoming more accessible by rdropping the in your face whiney Emo roots, while simultaneously growing even more atmospheric, intricate and rcatchy. Could potentially grow into my AOTY.

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