- Summary: The Portland art rockers release their latest album of improvisational, experimental space-y jams.
- Record Label: Fire Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Indie Folk
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The WireAug 12, 2011The group's love and knowledge of folk and psychedelia is really to the fore on this collection, as they unravel both and knit them back together in bolder, even wiggier patterns. [Jun 2011, p.57]
Jul 6, 2011This shifting back and forth between tradition and avant-garde tradition, as it were, defines much of the rest of the album -- call it maturing or call it other interests, but it's a comfortable enough listen, as appropriate for the schizophrenic beast that still gets labeled indie rock as anything else.
Jul 6, 2011Earth Sound System is structured with actual musical tracks interspersed between organized chaotic electronica. The attempts at the two different approaches to this type of music come off as undecided and incoherent, yet there is merit in the tracks that actually offer stable grounds for musical exploration.
MojoJun 28, 2011Reaching a jubilant, freak-flag waving climax with the garage sloppiness of Where We Go, what's left is a quieter set of herbal spirituals that continue to link strands of country, folk and blues with the group's own beautifully wayward sense of direction. [Jul 2011, p.105]
Jun 28, 2011Greenwood and co.'s impulses have grown disappointingly easy to dissect. The result is music that, by any definition, remains experimental and difficult, but the invigorating internal tension between the ordained simplicity of American musics and the free-will noise jams has evaporated.
|Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|Lemonade - Beyoncé|
|1971-1981 [Box Set] - Cluster|
|Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) [Box Set] - David Bowie|
|Coloring Book [Mixtape] - Chance the Rapper|
|Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984 [Box Set] - Various Artists|
|Stranger Things, Vol. 1 [Original Television Series Soundtrack] - Kyle Dixon|
|A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead|
|Demon City - Elysia Crampton|
|Upland Stories - Robbie Fulks|
|My Woman - Angel Olsen|
|Blonde - Frank Ocean|
|Live at the Hollywood Bowl - The Beatles|
|Puberty 2 - Mitski|
|You Will Never Be One of Us - NAILS|
|The Complete BBC Sessions [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|A Place Called Bad [Box Set] - Scientists|
|A Sailor's Guide to Earth - Sturgill Simpson|
|Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka|
|Strange Country - Kacy & Clayton|