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EFFLORESCE

Oceansize

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.03 | 229 ratings

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obiter
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4 stars I've always subscrbed to the view that if an album has a faw graat songs then it should be very highly rated.

Massive Bereavement and Remember Where you are, are great prog tracks. They should be in your collection and therefore, so should this album. MB gets into some stonkingly Soundgarden territory and as such is a real joy to listen to. RW U R is a bit more poppy and has a great catch single bite of cherry for you. Beautiful enough to forgive its sins (like so many ex-girlfriends) ......

However, I am the morning would keep me in bed (well until half way through anyway). Catalyst is just beyond me: probably a great piece of metally thrashy stuff with clever sound coming out the right then left tricks. Still can't make up for a pretty bland track. Even the cute breakdown can't save this one from mediocrity.

rinsed .... says it all although washed out would also sum it up pretty well. you wish .. (this song would end) amputee ... reminds me a Douglas Adams ... intestines leap through throat in an effort to save humanity from a bland song (although I reckon this would really rock live) unravel ... just compare this to sigur ros and you realise how far off the game this one really is women who love men who love dogs ... really great title (so true) ... but the song just doesn't make any real impression (one of a thousand bands) Saturday morning is beyond me. don't get it. long forgotten takes a typically dreary theme to round the album off ...

So the dilemma: a couple of awesome tracks floating in a sea of bland mediocrity.

well for me I reckon you've got to take the rough with the smooth. you'd be missing out big time without this album and that's enough to make it at least 4 stars. If I could I'd give it 4.5.

obiter | 4/5 |

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