Antenna - Cave In
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  • Summary: This major-label debut for the Massachusetts alt-metal band finds the group willing to experiment with and open up its sound, adding more adventurous elements into the mix.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
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  1. This should be in everyone's stereo this spring, as it may go down in the history books as the Pet Sounds for the aggressive-rock world. [Apr 2003, p.82]
  2. The focus may be tighter and the refinement may be a little more obvious, but such things don't hold the band back on Antenna; rather they further the progress that has been showing itself with every Cave In release.
  3. Like both Radiohead and Foo Fighters, Cave In is a stylistic chameleon that rarely uses its freewheeling taste as a crutch to present self-indulgent material.
  4. A truly remarkable progression, and a great album to boot--Antenna is the work of a band that's constantly moving forward.
  5. 70
    Their most accessible, and arguably best, long-player yet. [Apr 2003, p.112]
  6. 70
    Antenna compresses the formula further, fetching up crisp, anthemic crunch-rock several notches above the inexplicably popular likes of Bush or Papa Roach. [May 2003, p.96]
  7. Antenna is lacking in every sonic department they previously thrived upon and sounds exactly what fans of old feared: immaculate, sterile guitar production; rigid, radio-ready song structures; and an end to the dynamic, cosmos-exploring sound that elevated Jupiter to a stunning success.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. jorisV.
    Aug 8, 2005
    10
    It sounds clean, and I don't care with such great songs. Joy Opposites brings the songcraft of Radiohead to mind, Inspire would be a hitsingle in a perfect world and Lost In The Air reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins' "Muzzle"... But in fact the whole album is a gem Expand
  2. MaraO
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    I like Cave In a lot, and this album is really great, my favorites.. anchor and jupiter
  3. JayS
    Mar 18, 2003
    10
    I have and will most likely always be a cave in fan. Brodsky and the boys have done an amaing job with this cd. quite possiblytheir best yet.
  4. BrianM
    Nov 24, 2003
    10
    Excellent album . . . they have quickly become one of my favorite bands. Also get Jupiter and Tides of Tomorrow.
  5. MEANS
    Sep 25, 2003
    9
    this album rocks, it is not as spacey as jupiter and not as happy as tides of tomorrow. all 3 are great albums however, better than most of the crap out there today Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2011
    7
    I'm okay with bands changing their sound as long as the result shows soul and imagination. That's mostly true here, even on songs that at first blush sound fairly generic ("Stained Silver", "Beautiful Son", "Youth Overrided", "Breath of Water"). Too much of the rest is generic radio rock ("Inspire", "Anchor", "Joy Opposites", "Lost in the Air", "Woodwork") that is competent but passionless., Expand
  7. BrandonV
    Jun 19, 2003
    0
    terrible, boring. what a yawn

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