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TOGETHER WE'RE STRANGER

No-Man

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.14 | 199 ratings

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porcupine_boy
5 stars SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERFECT ALBUM! An evolution to his predecessor 'Returning Jesus', where music gets less beat & rave to become more sentimental, more perfectionist, more clean, maybe more jazzy. All these tendencies have been noticed in that album, those changes have been acclaimed and well received as for old as for new listeners. Well, this time we'll hear the same focusing but with a much better and more thorough production; these are longer and even slower songs full of sense. Music in the whole album is still and calm but you will not get bored if you really let yourself be caught and envolved by the heartbreaking voice of Tim Bowness and the abundant beautiful arrangments and dreamy soundscapes courtesy of Steven Wilson. "Back When You Were Beautiful" is the song that would have made a single if there was such a single, but somehow this album doesn't need of singles to triumph. "All The Blue Changes" and "Photographs In Black And White" are for me the proof of that perfection I'm talkin' about at the top of this review; really my favourite pieces of this album. There are also many guest mussicians in this record. There will be a reissue in DVDA format this year, maybe on spring, it will consist of 2 discs and will package the stereo mix version of the CD previously issued as the disc one, and a 5.1 surround mix version on the other disc.

Individual ratings for each song:

1. Together We're Stranger (9/10) 2. All The Blue Changes (10/10) 3. The City In A Hundred Ways (8/10) 4. Things I Want To Tell You (7/10) 5. Photographs In Black And White (10/10) 6. Back When You Were Beautiful (10/10) 7. The Break-up For Real (10/10)

porcupine_boy | 5/5 |

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