Feathers - Dead Meadow
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  • Summary: This is the fourth studio disc for the Washington D.C. psych-rock outfit, who are now a four-piece with the addition of guitarist Cory Shane.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
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  1. Feathers is a thousand times more focused and mature than [Shivering King], and it's all for the better.
  2. Haunting, gorgeously inward-looking, yet laced with memorable melodies, Feathers is Dead Meadow's strongest work ever and an early contender for one of 2005's best records.
  3. Mesmerisingly beautiful. [2 Apr 2005, p.50]
  4. It practically goes without saying that fans of guitar heavy psychedelia and mind-altering substances will find plenty to enjoy here.
  5. 70
    It would seem the sun has risen over Dead Meadow and the flowers are finally in bloom. [#67, p.90]
  6. The disc essentially finds the now-quartet cleaning up and living right and letting the world see them as they are; their tracks are marked by much clean-fingered guitar playing (the added guitar meaning there's six-stringing back-and-forth) and only a recreational use and abuse of wah.
  7. They've built upon the calm, dreamy songcraft that highlighted previous efforts, but the risky sludgefeasts have lost much of their psychedelic bluster, sounding instead like mellowed-out Mudhoney B-sides.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Apr 1, 2012
    8
    Dead Meadow craft an intelligent, psychedelic outing with Feathers. Each track seems to hold a different mood but it all flows together in the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it the whole way through. B+ Expand

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