In Ghostlike Fading - My Best Fiend
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  • Band members: Paul Jenkins
  • Summary: The debut album for the Brooklyn indie rock quintet was co-produced by Matt Boynton.
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  1. Mar 26, 2012
    The textures of this material will transport its listener in ways that few albums of its ilk have achieved in recent memory, implementing the hallowed harmonies embedded in the Sunday mornings of Coldwell's Catholic upbringing to a new level of impassioned cohesion.
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    The ethereal keyboard lines and the chemistry between the two guitars are able to trap a listener within the album right from the start, and it rarely lets you stray too far from the music.
  3. 70
    My Best Fiend might be reluctant to categorize their sound, but they prove that no matter what direction they take, the payoff packs a lasting impression.
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    It's apparent that these newcomers certainly have their ears wide open, reimagining everything they rebroadcast.
  5. Mar 21, 2012
    But for all of its immediate pleasure, In Ghostlike Fading feels slightly vacant, valuing tribute and stylization above personal expression.
  6. 60
    They're hardly bringing in a new era, but there's definite promise here.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    Sadly, moments of well executed originality are thin on the ground, as indeed are examples of the band effectively channeling the transcendental shoegaze of their established contemporaries.

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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    Nine tracks appearing on the My Best Fiend's album - "In Ghostlike Fading" are holding a good level rock compositions divided into typically alternative music, with prevailing in foreground harsher and backing vocals ("One Day Velvet", "Higher Palms-Oma") and the calm, almost lethargic sound like: "Jesus Christ" or title-song "In Ghostlike Fading". Expand