Chills on Glass - Dead Rider
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  • Summary: The third release for the Chicago band led by Todd Rittman is its first on the Drag City label.
  • Record Label: Drag City
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Pop, Noise-Rock
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. May 15, 2014
    80
    Chills On Glass has been sequenced, so that there are gaps between the songs big enough to drive a huge tour bus through, but each nugget is such an alien blast that you need a break to re-evaluate what just lubed past your lobes
  2. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    Chills on Glass may be rock viewed sideways, through a cracked mirror, after 48 hours without sleep, but it is till the recognizable thing. As such, it fits uncomfortably into the places you’ve made for rock, jarring you even as it feeds you.
  3. Mar 17, 2014
    80
    It is a unique and challenging experience, and whilst it’s not always pleasant, this is music that dismisses convention and crackles with invention.
  4. Apr 30, 2014
    80
    Dead Rider has created a vivid, weird, deeply compelling world on this album, but the band isn’t going to come to you; you have to get on its level.
  5. 75
    When all’s said and done Chills On Glass is an exhilarating record with a variety of shades, but its biggest achievement is its ability to create such weird and wonderful sounds whilst maintaining the potential to appeal to more than a small minority.
  6. Mar 17, 2014
    70
    It's deliberately confusing, oddly seductive, and takes no prisoners.
  7. Apr 8, 2014
    70
    You can’t help recognising a kind of supreme inspiration behind the thing, fuelled alternately by manic rage and exultant gratification.

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