Perception’s strength lies in the fact that it takes seemingly unrelated sound sources and combines them into glorious music.
A crucial album to restore your faith in the music industry.
In truth, Frazer’s voice is what truly sells this album for me.
One of the hardest things of all to understand about this album is why it sounds so much like everything the people in the songs want to escape.
The mix of bizarre sonics, lyrical freakshows, and normal songcraft definitely feed off each other.
Guaranteed to open up a new fanbase for Gomez while still appealing to the already impressive and varied one they have accumulated over the years.
Throughout Finally We Are No One, Múm never lets you forget that live, starry-eyed, wonder-filled humans are behind the music.
What Mogwai do really, really well is conjure a sense of euphoric aggression.
Lush always focused more on the ‘pop’ side of the ‘dreampop’ equation.
This release finds the band delving more into the atmosphere that, until now, has always been that hazy film giving their music it’s surreal touch.
It’s not rocket science, it’s not going to change the world, but as music-as-pleasant-diversions go, El Dorado is a damn good one.
But where most worship albums leave me cold, this one doesn’t, and the reason for that is simply Pritzl’s writing.
Expect great things from Williamson in the future, and the future is now.
Indeed, you really can lose yourself in this.
One of the best things going in the alt-country scene today.
Breather has a rich atmospheric sound that’s anchored down and energized by its darker currents.
These are solid songs, songs that could definitely benefit from a little more depth in the studio, if only to polish the edges.