Blackjazz

  • Record Label: The End
  • Release Date: Feb 2, 2010
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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Blackjazz, by contrast, is fierce and unrelenting, a slavering beast of an album with the complexity and dissonance of the Flying Luttenbachers and the head-down intensity of upstate New York ultra-power trio Borbetomagus.
  2. When Shining go technical, they do so with a flourish, but often seem too eager to return to the simpler crowd-pleasing verses and choruses that make up the meat of the album.
  3. In the case of Blackjazz, Shining spreads lyrical passages across songs, repeats song titles with different music attached: they basically create an environment that can only be understood as a whole.