It'll Be Cool

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  • Summary: This ninth album for the Chicago rockers was recorded with Steve Albini.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    Eight near-impeccable tracks. [Nov 2004, p.140]
  2. Filter
    76
    Silkworm's brand of rock isn't overly complex, it's just smart. [#13, p.104]
  3. Ultimately, It'll Be Cool succumbs to the general lack of ambition that has always been Silkworm's Achilles' heel.
  4. Highlights the band at its most exploratory.
  5. Even more densely angular and awkward than usual, It’ll Be Cool finds a band so deeply immersed in its own idiom that it’s hard to imagine an ear making any sense of this music, and yet, in spite of itself, the record works.
  6. Blender
    60
    Severe... it's hard rock rigorously stripped of frivolity and glamour. [Oct 2004, p.128]
  7. “Something Hyper” and “Xian Undertaker” are exceptional and worth hearing. However, the rest of the album provides very little payoff.

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