Airs Above Your Station

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2003

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Their fuzzed-out organ drones and grinding sludge-boogie guitar is trance music as imagined by Harley-Davidson engineers. [Listen 2 This supplement, Feb 2003, p.12]
  2. Alternative Press
    Filled with the sort of unprofessional, unpretty noodling this genre has been begging for. [Feb 2003, p.68]
  3. Blender
    They follow measured guitar burn with bone-rattling explosions, and roll mesmerizing tension into colossal release. [#14, p.138]
  4. Ultimately, the album's drone proves better suited as a break from the explosions than as an end unto itself.
  5. A stormy and engrossing sonic stew.
  6. In short, this may not be an album you'll want to listen to every day, but its disproportionate number of "Holy shit!" moments should earn it a spot close to your stereo.
  7. All droning guitars, snail-paced rhythms and bombastic arrangements, songs like "Schedule for Using Pillows & Beanbags" and "Your Lights Are (Out or) Burning Badly" will either raise the hairs on the back of your neck or put you to straight to sleep.

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