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Don Caballero


Post Rock/Math rock

4.04 | 108 ratings

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5 stars Don Caballero American Don is (to me) the essential math rock album. If you do not have this album do yourself a favor and buy it! If you want to hear each musician at his best, this album pretty much has that. Damon Che (possibly one of the most underrated drummers?) plays in a style that most drummers since have tried to duplicate but have fallen short. The same can be said about Ian Williams playing. And these bass parts by Eric Emm blow my mind. He sounds like a jackhammer!

Look at most math rock bands today. Whenever I hear them I think, Wow, are they trying to be Don Caballero?

Anyways, back to this album. The album is much more dense than previous ones. There are really no heavy guitar riffs or any hooks you can lock onto. The music flows and soon 10 minutes goes by and you think you are on song 5 when you are still on 2, but you never get bored and it never gets too repetitive. This is one of the only albums that I have sat for hours on end staring off and listening while finding something new with each listen. If I pop this album in, I will probably listen to the whole thing non stop...but I won't say it is an album you have to listen to fully to get all you can out of it...oh no, you can get plenty by just listening to one song.

This is definitely music at its finest caliber.

MusicForSpeedin | 5/5 |


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