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Black Country; New Road

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Black Country; New Road Ants from Up There album cover
3.94 | 60 ratings | 2 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2022

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro (0:54)
2. Chaos Space Marine (3:36)
3. Concorde (6:03)
4. Bread Song (6:21)
5. Good Will Hunting (4:57)
6. Haldern (5:05)
7. Mark's Theme (2:47)
8. The Place Where He Inserted the Blade (7:13)
9. Snow Globes (9:13)
10. Basketball Shoes (12:37)

Total Time 58:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Tyler Hyde / bass, vocals
- Lewis Evans / flute, saxophones, vocals
- May Kershaw / keyboards, vocals
- Georgia Ellery / violin, vocals
- Charlie Wayne / drums
- Luke Mark / guitars
- Isaac Wood / guitars, vocals

Releases information

LP Ninja Tune ZEN278 (2022)
CD Ninja Tune ZENCD278 (2022)
Cassette Ninja Tune ZENCAS278 (2022)

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BLACK COUNTRY; NEW ROAD Ants from Up There ratings distribution

(60 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(28%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

BLACK COUNTRY; NEW ROAD Ants from Up There reviews

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Review by siLLy puPPy
4 stars February 4th has turned out to be a great day for music fans with not only the release of Animal Collective's latest which finds them back on top of their game but also the second anticipated release of Black Country, New Road which took the world by storm last year with its debut that blended a unique concoction of prog, klezmer, punk, jazz and indie rock. To make things even more dramatic, vocalist and guitarist Isaac Wood left the band just a week before this album's release today. Cited mental health issues as the reason, the band is forced to cancel its American tour. Well that sucks! Fortunately before Wood left he contributed his last creative efforts which deliver an amazing payoff with an instantly loveable album in the form of "Ants From Up There" which finds the band taming things a bit in the direction of post-rock, chamber pop and slowcore with only a few heavier moments for contrast. Sounding a bit like a more modern version of David Bowie's art rock from the glam rock days, this album also finds the band sounding a bit like more modern acts like Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade. Also cited as existing in the emo camp, Black Country, New Road's has indeed delivered one of the most consistently brilliant albums of 2022 so far not only in that it instantly crafts memorable melodies but displays a distinct unique sound all its own even setting it apart from last year's debut. So far the best album of 2022 that i've so far experienced and this has been a pretty good year so far!

4.5 but not rounded up

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5 stars This is my personal favorite of 2022 and probably of 2015-2022 (since Steven Wilson's Hand Cannot Erase). Few albums have done what this album has done for me in terms of moving my musical self to a place I had placed for just a few records, melodies and harmonies. This is a perfect record, from ... (read more)

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