The Microphones   Microphones in 2020
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 2020
Tracklist

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3.5 greatbutt he / butt him / butt his | August 7th 20

My favorite part of this visual album experience was the Jake from State Farm ad I had to watch 12 times

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4.5 superbSlex | August 7th 20

Can't wait for the logical conclusion of this style when Elvrum and Kozalek team up for a series of infomercials

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4.0 excellentthis is the best album that i\\\\\\\'ve (n)ever heard in my entire life. | August 7th 20

Imagine saying this sounds like an animal collective b-side and then expecting people to
believe you've actually listened to it let alone respect your opinion on it
edit: damn doof back-pedalled out of that one faster than his wife filed for divorce


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2.5 averageDoofDoof | August 7th 20

The Pots trigger in 2020 :D

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3.5 greatajcollins15 | August 18th 20

Honestly, I could go on and on about this record. At first listen I absolutely hated it. One song that goes on for 45 minutes straight, it takes 8 minutes to get to the first word, and the real kicker?there are only two cords on the whole thing, two guitar cords. Also, it doesn?t make it any easier that I am new to the whole microphones band and therefor Phil Elverum as a whole. So, if you have never listened to his music or the bands music then I wouldn?t start here because for 45 minutes Phil will take you through the life of him as a child, the creation and life of The Microphones, the Creating and life of his solo material, and then a meta-analysis of what this album is, will be, and lead towards. However artistically this is something no artists has ever really done before. In general, it really seems he has created the genre of post-progressive, but there is an odd progression to it, but there is no sonic or lyrical climax to go with it. Several times throughout the track there will be build into distorted guitars and drums, loud ambient drones, or angelic piano cords. But they all fizzle out quickly and none of them really come back later. So, in conclusion it is really something. This album is bigger than the space it fits in?and that is something to really admire. Otherwise this is trash.

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4.0 excellentErwann S. CONTRIBUTOR | August 14th 20

Beautiful. To be honest, his last couple of LPs left me unmoved, but this one reminded me how much I love his drony avant-folk work. Flowing remarkably well from quite simple guitar strummings, distorted electric riffs bring *that* specific vibe that transcends a sad work into beautifully cathartic album. Phil just had to sing his lyrics and there you go: best 2020 folk hands fucking down. And I didn't even talk about that poignant video/photo montage. 4.0

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4.5 superbAileen Is notagenius | August 9th 20

musical autobiography, the lyrics are all stream of consciousness.

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5.0 classicbigguytoo9 | August 7th 20

It's just unreal, the video to go along with this is wonderful. What a lyrical story. 5'd for sure.

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5.0 classiceureka | August 6th 20

An epic, sprawling self-portrait - while it brings the common threads running throughout
Phil's work to the foreground, it is in a world of its own. A remarkable album, and a
strong contender for AOTY.

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