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Russian Circles


Post Rock/Math rock

3.98 | 91 ratings

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3 stars 'RUSH on weed' or 'Post-Math-Rock-Power-Trio' from Chicago is well-known now in Post-Rock circles due to their hurricane-like debut 'Enter' and preceding EP. 'Station', the logical follow-up, indeed sounds like band is taking a break on a some station, taking a break from fresh ideas and new influences.

Now seriously. Amazing coverartwork and few powerful bits like first half of 'Youngblood' barely saving the album from 2 stars; 3 stars here serve as a crying example of a positive attitude to the band. Some good playing, some obvious hooks and cliches thrown here and there - wait, didn't I tell you this is only Post-Rock? This is where things get naked to the bone, and the only thing you should be bothered with is if you touched by this music or not. Dozens of other bands throw the same cliches in, play the same chords and harmonies, even in the same order, and God only knows why we love these ones and hate those others. I won't claim 'Station' is a throw-away record, because it's not, really; this is where it's up to you - to get it or not to get it. Check MySpace, YouTube, their official site and think. What's my role then, you may ask? Oh, I'm just expressing my opinion, y'know ;)

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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