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3.42 | 79 ratings

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BrainRock Ben
5 stars MOGWAI's watershed disc. No one but no one should have a problem with anything here. Their third release, the ironically titled "Rock Action" is by no means a hard rock disc. MOGWAI goes in a new direction after two LPs and a dozen EPS. They bring in banjo, electronics, keyboards, and lots of texture. Every song is good, but three stand out as positive prog classics: "Sine Wave," "You Don't Know Jesus," and "2 Rights Make 1 Wrong." There's a nice pun in the song "Dial: Revenge." Sung in Stuart's native tongue of Welsh, the word "dial" is the word for "revenge." There's a nice short noise experiment in "O I Sleep," and a lament in "Take Me Somewhere Nice." Finishing the album perfectly is the piano driven "Perfect Pint." This is really a perfect album, and at a terse 38 minutes keeps you wanting more and coming back. A Prog Classic and recommended to everyone. If you only pick up one MOGWAI album, get this one.
BrainRock Ben | 5/5 |


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