Akron/Family & Angels Of Light - Akron/Family & Angels Of Light
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  • Summary: This split LP includes seven new Akron/Family tracks and five new songs from Michael Gira's Angels Of Light project (which, of course, features backing by Akron/Family).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
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  1. A complete album of epic scale, musical significance and a highly prescient lesson in listening, participating and challenging.
  2. A rare, perfect instance of collaboration, where two distinct sets of talents merge into something larger than its parts.
  3. One of the year's most unlikely breakthroughs. [#11, p.105]
  4. Cheers to the second installment of this beautiful friendship.
  5. The collaboration is far from perfect... but the players take plenty of risks, ultimately emerging with a new sense of discovery and a whiff of greatness. [Feb 2006, p.120]
  6. This split album breaks new ground for Akron/Family while continuing to affirm Michael Gira as a reputable singer/songwriter.
  7. Unfortunately, the dichotomy between the chaotic glee of Akron/Family’s set and Gira’s more traditional leanings diminishes the album’s luster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. MDavis
    Jan 12, 2006
    8
    This album is incredible. The first 8 songs from Akron/Family are bracing and beautiful. You will jarred by the way the beauty of the opening track "Awake" slams into the mind-blowing rock of "Moment" and from there it's hard to quit listening. Collapse
  2. TomJ
    Jan 26, 2006
    1
    there's nothing beautiful about 8 hipsters groaning, making abrasive noise, and singing horribly off-key. this album gives me a headache.