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Post Rock/Math rock

3.81 | 126 ratings

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4 stars This is one of the most exuberant albums I've ever heard. I've never heard any math rock, so I don't know where to go for comparisons. What I do know is that the music is strange, with quirky rhythms, outlandish vocals, and melodies that sound like they were written by aliens and found by the band after a much-too-close encounter. But the band (with tongue firmly planted in cheek, you infer) plays the songs with an energy and enthusiasm that draws you in and forces you to start tapping your foot and whistling, even involuntarily.

Before listening, I recommend watching some live performances on Youtube. It helps, because it becomes more obvious that the band is having fun and really digging what they're playing, instead of just trying to assault your senses and weird you out.

nmccrina | 4/5 |


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