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Post Rock/Math rock

3.42 | 79 ratings

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3 stars Third album of this Scottish post-rock band is something between atmospheric sound of Nordic post-rock bands, and almost metal energy of their US colleagues. More melodic, more acoustic, with warmer sound. Sad, in moments even dark, but according to genre rules - repetitive and not too complex.

Mogwai sometimes is mentioned as post-rock one of greatest band's, I can't understand why. They really have their own niche between other post-rock bands, with more melodic, more mellow and warmer sound, but the difference is not so big to see them in front of all genre.

There on this album they are adding some vocals to their mostly instrumental music, what makes the music a bit more different. Possibly, they stepped far from post-rock standard there, but the destination is Brit-pop, so the question is how good is this trend.

In all, some positive side of this work is it is a bit different from usual post-rock album. But this difference is far not enough to make it great album. Should be attractive for genre fans though.

snobb | 3/5 |


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