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Post Rock/Math rock

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phantom banana
4 stars The Writer wishes to admit that he has never cared much for Mogwai. The Writer, although he has listened to a good amount of their output, feels that at their worst Mogwai are technically interesting but dry and cold in execution--kind of like a Stanly Kubrick film--and also feels that their output is oddly inconsitant. The bands best albums seem to have to much of what The Writer can sadly only refer to as (that destestable word) "filler". Now, The Writer wishes to admit that he actually really enjoys Mr. Beast and feels that it is probably the most consistant, interesting, and listenable of their albums--and even likes the ambient track with the guy mumbling in Japanese.

The album also has some tightly written instrumental rock songs (The Writer feels that the term Post-Rock does not aptly apply to this album as it perhaps did to their previous works) such as "Glasgow Mega-Snake" (The Writer favorite song title ever), "Travel is Dangerous", "Friend of the Night", and "We're No Here" that are all very involving and sometimes even close to conventional. The Writer feels that parts of this album are actually damn catchy, and wonders if "catchy" is such a bad thing for Mogwai to be...

phantom banana | 4/5 |


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