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Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling CD (album) cover




Post Rock/Math rock

3.69 | 100 ratings

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3 stars Scottish band Mogwai is often mentioned between post-rock roots musicians. This their album, more than 10 years after their glorious early works, still rocks.

Guitars sound, repetitive musical structures, mixture of acoustic and noisy, energy and dreamy relaxed songs - all these usual components are presented on this album as well. Musicianship level is good, songs are different enough in melodies, rhythms and tempos not to be boring.

So - another good band's work? Yes and now. If you're fan of Mogwai, I believe you will be happy with this album. However I am just listener, hungry for all possible new ideas and sounds, I just found regular average safe post-rock album there. And if 15 years ago this sound was innovative and almost revolutionary, during this decade and half it was over- exploited. Myriad of post rock bands all over the world are playing this repetitive calculated combination of twin guitars sound, cool and dreamy atmosphere, some pseudo heavy metal guitar explosions here and there. You can't do it again and again anymore!

Strong average post-rock album without trying to find new lands.

snobb | 3/5 |


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