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MR. BEAST

Mogwai

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.72 | 86 ratings

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JTP88
4 stars This was my first Mogwai, I had initially written a really poor review, only giving it 3 stars without really saying nothing about it, so here I'm changing it.

First of all, this is simple, beautiful, touchy and organic, and I think that's what post-rock is all about, although I'm not usually fond of post-rock bands with really short songs (I think that building a climax or the repetition of a certain movement needs its time), Mogwai do it really fine, no song is longer than 6 minutes, but everything feels in its right place.

The opening "Auto Rock" is really the perfect example of what I said earlier, it builds simply around a piano melody and grows perfectly to the end. The second song is one of the most aggressive songs I have ever heard by a post-rock band (well, Russian Circles' "Death Rides A Horse" beats this), "Glasgow Mega-Snake" is a powerful moment of insane intensity and strength, it's really fantastic a really good change of pace. "Acid Food" is a lovely soft song, with beautiful guitar and strangely fitting processed drums and the voice is really soothing and harmonious, one more great piece.

I'm not going to develop much more, I just thought it was important to talk about the first three songs, other than that, "Friend Of The Night" is my favorite on the album, "Travel Is Dangerous" and "I Chose Horses" also deserve to be mentioned.

This album is clearly worth four stars, I love listening to it, I never get sick of it and feels right. Well done really.

JTP88 | 4/5 |

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