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Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

3.60 | 109 ratings

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3 stars "They're all gone..all of them.."

The fourth studio album from 'Explosions in the Sky' is a very mixed album. 'All of a sudden I miss everyone' doesn't seem to hold that same continuity that the previous album did. There seems to be more thought on the individual songs and less concentration on the album as a whole this time. The first and last song on the album, are superb songs, really exploring the sound and scenery of the music. They revile true emotion and movement, allowing the listener to drift off and enjoy.

One of the main drawbacks to this album was the length of some of the tracks, namely 'Welcome, Ghosts' and 'What do you go home to?' Just as you start to feel yourself get into these songs and really explore what the song has to offer, they end, leaving a gap in the music.

'It's natural to be afraid' presents great music and a great atmosphere. The only problem is there's a moment in it that jumps out of the music, and penetrates the attention. It would have been such a great song, with its length perfect for a real drifting off song. It starts off well enough, beautiful grand, deep, full sound. But it drifts off for a bit and hits you again. It provides the concept of fear and alludes to the fact we all feel frightened at times. Because it's presented so well, in the middle of the album, it looses the enjoyment that would have been captured had it been presented near the end of the album, perhaps as the second last song.

The other draw back to the album is the individuality of each song really brakes up the album. Since some of the songs are much more polished then others, it really breaks it up. Some songs can even get on the boring side, which post/math rock always has a risk of running.

Although there are some drawbacks to this album, it is still a very enjoyable album to listen to, if just to hear 'The birth and death of the day' and 'So long, lonesome.' Both of these songs really capture the beauty of the music and mood.

The album is good, but not essential. I'd stick to their previous release to really get a feel for their music. 3 stars.

"What are we to do..when only one remained?"

mothershabooboo | 3/5 |


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