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3.10 | 560 ratings

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3 stars After a stream of "not so good" albums, just in my opinion of course, started with Brave, passing throgh what I consider the band's lowest moment that's Afraid of Sunlight, is at least a decent one. Still not very consistent, but enjoyable enough. Starting with some normal length songs, with a pop interlude represented by "Rich", which I honestly like, it ends with two longer suites.

I want to concentrate on those: Interior Lulu has the same kind of defects of the rest of the album: very good moments but a little cohesion between them. In particular the uptime "movement" after the intro changes too suddenly and it's just like a different track tied up. This is an example of what I mean with "little cohesion".

The bluesy "House", instead, has some good unexpected progressions inside a regular slowtime song. The instrumental parts using the trumpet are jazzy and seem to cross the border with the kind of post-rock of bands like Yojo. Hogarth's voice fits very well, too.

There's not much more to say about this album. It's an improvement from Radiation and deserves its three stars. I honestly enjoy it much more than Brave and its follow-ups up to this one.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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