A Small Turn Of Human Kindness

A Small Turn Of Human Kindness Image
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  • Summary: The Athens, Georgia-based band releases its seventh full-length album.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  1. Utterly, beautifully majestic.
  2. A Small Turn of Human Kindness, finds the band returning to the top of their game with an album that is as heartbreaking as it is crushing.
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    80
    This quartet have honed thier lumbering heaviness into something both glorious and at times funny. [Aug 2010, p.82]
  4. Small Turn's greatest strength is also its primary flaw; they do this particular sort of downtrodden as well as anybody, but given all they're capable of, it's a shame that they limit themselves to such a small sonic palette. Still, it's yet another curiously strong record from one of today's most interesting bands.
  5. Human Kindness is interesting and it is, in a sense, an enjoyable listen because it manifests, right in your face, an emotion not often seen in music this heavy: sheer fucking exhaustion.
  6. While lack of tunefulness has rarely been an issue for noise-rock fans, A Small Turn of Human Kindness's abstractness makes it a little less satisfying than its predecessor. But it's still a fascinating product of one of the more fascinating bands working in the bowels of rock 'n' roll today.
  7. They roped everybody in, and now comes the payoff, in the form of the gut-wrenching, turgid, incredibly sad white trash opera A Small Turn of Human Kindness.

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