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  • Summary: The third album for the avant-garde duo who were members of Maudlin Of The Well.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. It seems that Blue Lambency Downward while sonically easier to comprehend has become Kayo Dot's most diversely opinioned album.
  2. It will take a minimum of several spins all the way through to even try to grasp all that's going on here. It's fair to say that perhaps you shouldn't have to work that hard, yet there is no real work involved; there is only delight, amusement, humor, and sometimes awe.
  3. So while Blue Lambency Downward may not be punk in body, it’s certainly filled with that same defiant spirit.
  4. Blue Lambency Downward is best played in the background of your day. When it becomes interesting (and it will many times), your ears will perk up and you’ll be impressed. For the slow and boring intervals in between, feel free to focus on something else.
  5. Lambency's lack of contrast and its vacuum of irresolution are only symptomatic of the record's holistic problem: there's not much memorable to grab onto.
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  1. Dec 11, 2012
    10
    There was an award given to the top 40 metal albums of 2012 and Gamma Knife wasn't on there. They just want all these metal bands to soundThere was an award given to the top 40 metal albums of 2012 and Gamma Knife wasn't on there. They just want all these metal bands to sound exactly the same as they did 10 years ago. Makes me sick. KD is hands down the best band of all time. Expand