Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the often described Canadian post-rock five piece band includes influences from blues, garage, and metal music.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 5, 2014
    90
    On Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything, Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra sound more vital and musical than ever.
  2. Jan 16, 2014
    90
    Fans expecting moving, but wearily delivered, post-rock may be disappointed with that position, but it may just have seen Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra produce a classic. At the very least it is the culmination of a discography that has always been leading to this as its high point.
  3. 83
    The band sounds more energized than they have in years.
  4. Jan 16, 2014
    80
    It comes into the world jubilantly, then spends the next forty minutes kicking and screaming against your ideas of what you can landscape it against. It dies with a characteristically quick whimper. No cheap shots against Explosions in the Sky, I promise, but that’s not pretty. It is beautiful.
  5. 75
    Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything explores the moral murk of our times with glorious abandon.
  6. 70
    It’s a moving record. The only catch is, when they turn down the intensity on ‘What We Loved Was Not Enough’ they sound like Arcade Fire at their most mawkish.
  7. Jan 29, 2014
    50
    If music is ever really going to change the world, it's going to need more vigour and vitality than this. [Jan 2014, p.66]

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  1. Jan 30, 2014
    9
    I'm not too familiar with this band, but I can't stop listening to this record. It's a masterpiece of noise and emotion. It's punk rock byI'm not too familiar with this band, but I can't stop listening to this record. It's a masterpiece of noise and emotion. It's punk rock by people who know how to play their instruments but choose not to. I hear so many touchstones of music I love in this record; it's Velvet Underground, Flaming Lips, and Sonic Youth together, but it's unlike anything I've heard before. The first two thirds of the record pummels you with aggressive commands (or are they pleas?) to love each other and secular prayers for the future of our children. The second half is a mournful elegy for the end of the world; it's a warning from our collective ghost of futures yet to come. Only we can decide if the striking images in "What We Loved is not Enough" are of things that will be or things that may be only. These folks lay it all on the line. This is an album for those that have more than an abstract notion about the seriousness of what's at stake in living an unexamined life. This is a record for those that are too old for pretense, who have looked into the dawn of .the day when we no longer feel and chose to keep living. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2014
    9
    Vigour and vitality are here in spades, so I'm not sure what record The Wire is talking about. This is very exciting, I think, but I've onlyVigour and vitality are here in spades, so I'm not sure what record The Wire is talking about. This is very exciting, I think, but I've only listened to it once. Expand