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Post Rock/Math rock

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5 stars Mirrored is one of the most innovating albums I've heard in years. The album caught my attention just by looking at the album art; it just seemed so amusing and interesting. As far as the music goes, sounds like a combination of math rock, progressive rock, indie, electronic music and others styles to create a kind of happy music that's totally weird and makes you move and jump all around.

The first thing to notice about the album are the vocals. Tyondai Braxton uses some sort of effect to create some weird sounding sort of happy vocals that add up a great element to their music. The drums are pretty decent (strange?) and keep up incredibly well with the music. Also the different effects and soundscapes that flow around in each and every song sound really good and give great atmosphere and energy to their music.

"Race In" the first song, is a pretty intense track that has a whistle and great vocals that create a pretty catchy melody. Besides "Atlas", this song could easily describe the entire album. Another track that caught my attention was Ddiamondd an extremely! happy song that's full of energetic vocals and whistles, but out all of them the ones I enjoyed, the most favorable was "Tonto", "Layender", "Bad Trails" and "Race Out" (great way to end the album), in fact the whole album is one pleasant ride of music.

In overall Mirrored is a great "weird" debut album by Battles that creates original intriguing music that you won't stop to listen, that combines elements not only from math rock but from different genres to create something totally new. I'd have to agree that this band has a bright future up ahead of them. Excellent album.

burritounit | 5/5 |


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