Frying on This Rock - White Hills
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  • Summary: The third album on the Thrill Jockey label for the space rock band was produced by Martin Bisi.
  • Record Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Stoner Metal, Space Rock
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  1. Apr 13, 2012
    80
    This combination of fluidity and structure makes Frying On This Rock an absorbing, headphone-centric listen that only demands that the listener turn up the volume and hand over control.
  2. Mar 16, 2012
    80
    It stands on its own two feet and crucially employs a refinement of ideas that proves that space is indeed deep.
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    75
    The album sounds at first like another hypnotically nihilistic White Hills drone-strike. But instead of helping to intensify its cyclical assault, all that practice and preparation seem to have robbed Frying of some of its sizzle.
  4. Mar 16, 2012
    70
    On their second release for Thrill Jockey they sometimes clear space in the pummeling blizzard of delay, fuzz and reverb. [Apr 2012, p.88]
  5. Mar 16, 2012
    64
    Frying on This Rock mostly finds White Hills with their freak flags hoisted well above half mast, with any and all overtures toward coherence obscured by billowing clouds of feedback.
  6. Mar 16, 2012
    50
    Regrettably, there's little substance to take in here.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    50
    The band's ferocity seems subdued here, and the road burn a little more pronounced... Regardless, plenty of it does the trick. [March 2012, p.81]

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