Category: Post Rock

Foals – Holy Fire

Foals – Holy Fire AMG Review :  While there are lots of bands dealing in either danceable rock or navel-gazing pop, few bands combine the two quite like Foals. On Holy Fire, the third album from the English band, the post-punk revival is given a newfound sense of depth, creating songs that are rhythmic enough […]

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Explosions in the Sky – The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

Explosions in the Sky – The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place AMG Review:  Explosions in the Sky’s second effort takes a more studied, even lush approach to the literate chaos of their 2001 debut. But put on your sad sack thinking cap now, because Explosions in the Sky – The Earth Is Not […]

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Kevin Braheny – Galaxies

Kevin Braheny – Galaxies AMG review: Building on the sonic exploration of works like The Way Home, Galaxies expresses the vast, stately atmosphere of outer space; appropriately, this collection is the original soundtrack to the internationally syndicated planetarium show. From the liftoff of “Starflight” to the touchdown of “Going Home,” Kevin Braheny explores the emotional spectrum […]

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The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers

The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers AMG review: For his fifth album, A Chorus of Storytellers, the Album Leaf mastermind Jimmy LaValle decided to make some changes to the old formula his solo project stuck with. Most notably, LaValle recorded the album with a live band, rather than going at it alone with the […]

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Talk Talk – Laughing Stock

Talk Talk – Laughing Stock AMG review: Virtually ignored upon its initial release,Talk Talk – Laughing Stock continues to grow in stature and influence by leaps and bounds. Picking up where Spirit of Eden left off, the album operates outside of the accepted sphere of rock to create music which is both delicate and intense; […]

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Slint – Spiderland

Slint – Spiderland Slint – Spiderland is the second and final studio album by American rock band Slint. It was released on March 27, 1991, through Touch and Go Records. Featuring dramatically alternating dynamics and vocals ranging from spoken word to shouting, the album contains narrative lyrics that emphasize alienation. Spiderland was Slint’s first release […]

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GYBE! – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like …

GYBE! – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven  AMG review: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven, the much-anticipated follow-up to Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Slow Riot, is a double-disc achievement of four works (each with multiple parts): “Storm,” “Static,” “Sleep,” and “Antennas to Heaven.” It is a windfall for any fan of […]

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Mogwai – Young Team

Mogwai – Young Team AMG Review: Mogwai – Young Team, Mogwai’s first full-length album fulfills the promise of their early singles and EPs, offering a complex, intertwining set of crawling instrumentals, shimmering soundscapes, and shards of noise. Picking up where Ten Rapid left off, Mogwai use the sheer length of an album to their advantage, […]

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Air – The Virgin Suicides (Soundtrack)

Air – The Virgin Suicides (Soundtrack) The Virgin Suicides is a score by French electronic music duo Air for the film of the same name by Sofia Coppola. The album was released in February 2000. There was a separate soundtrack released, which included music from Heart, Gilbert O’Sullivan and Todd Rundgren. The album was nominated […]

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Sigur Ros – Valtari

Sigur Ros – Valtari AMG review: After taking a long break from recording new material, The band’ sixth album, Sigur Ros – Valtari, is a welcome return for the Icelandic soundscape pioneers. Their previous album Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust had been their most intimate and cheerful record to date with songs that […]

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