- Summary: The psychedelic indie-rockers from Santa Cruz, Calif. make their Sub Pop debut with this third disc. Guitarist Ben Chasny has been added to the lineup, supplementing the original quartet led by vocalist/guitarist Ethan Miller.
- Record Label: Sub Pop
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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The trick to their aural freak-out is not too different from those in the past; it hides in the arcane black box manned by Noel Harmonson. The echoplex, with its Möbius strip of tape loop, warps the guitars and yowls like parallel sheets of Mylar and sheets of acid, focusing the entire band into ray-gun pulses that match the pounding of Utrillo Belcher.
Under The RadarTo hear this album is to feel like things are falling down on you, and although that can be wearing after a while, there's not much to complain about. [#7]
XianBFeb 13, 2006Comets On Fire is the greatest rock'n'roll band on earth! And Jaki is jus right, even if it's not him.
CraigLAug 18, 2004Less straightforward than their speedfreak self-titled album; way more sprawling. Possibly their best, and definitely the mega awesomeness.
AsbjornAug 29, 2004Great music! They mixed some of the best music from the 60s and 70s to an unbelievable daring and cool sound.
rickgAug 17, 2004Yeah, right Greg P. And I bet you've never heard My Bloody Valentine Loveless or any of german krautrock CAN's early stellar Yeah, right Greg P. And I bet you've never heard My Bloody Valentine Loveless or any of german krautrock CAN's early stellar releases (1969-1974 in particular). You're the clueless one.… Expand
ChrisCFeb 15, 2005This is good instrumental music that I hated at first but has grown on me immensely. As judging by some of the other reviews, it's the This is good instrumental music that I hated at first but has grown on me immensely. As judging by some of the other reviews, it's the kind of album that takes time and scares off casual listeners -- and that's never a bad thing.… Expand
BrianCAug 24, 2004This is probably the most unintentionally funny CD I've heard all year. There's more than a few "This Is Spinal Tap" moments to be This is probably the most unintentionally funny CD I've heard all year. There's more than a few "This Is Spinal Tap" moments to be heard, but what do you expect from a CD with a song titled "The Antlers Of The Midnight Sun." Still, you've got to admire their sincerity and for a sludge-rock band, they hammer you over the head out pretty good.… Expand
GregPAug 10, 2004It's amazing how all these no name bands with no fans get great reviews. The critic's are pretty clueless when it comes to music.
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