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  • Summary: The third album for the Baltimore band was created as a musical project with Charles Long, a visual artist.
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  1. From this ambitious approach comes an unqualified stylistic success.
  2. The record moves with an ear toward its broader gains as one song diced into eight, another crafty epic that takes its theme from this year's headlines.
  3. Three albums in, Wilderness's music is becoming familiar, but its familiarity is still consistently startling and creative.
  4. Despite the band's two-year hiatus, (k)no(w)here's incremental shifts-- slower tempos, starker arrangements, and the addition of McCann's high, keening backing vocals (which, somewhat disconcertingly, recall Journey's Steve Perry)-- advance the drama.
  5. An ambitious exercise of restraint, it's a lumbering beast that's minimal but still feels expansive. Epic, even.
  6. This album is the sound of a band at the top of its game, knowing its strengths and mixing them to execute a sound as best as they can.
  7. With ambition and expectation clearly larger than its execution, (K)no(W)here relies too heavily on its “concept” to drive itself, music being its afterthought and, ultimately, its title only communicates its direction.

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  1. RobertP
    Dec 6, 2008
    10
    This is an album you want to keep a secret. Wait, I just ruined it! It's radical.
  2. qaddis
    Nov 21, 2008
    8
    Mesmerizing. Indefinable atmosphere--it's apocalyptic but not hopeless; it's reverential. This could rock a few souls, but most Mesmerizing. Indefinable atmosphere--it's apocalyptic but not hopeless; it's reverential. This could rock a few souls, but most will not stick around long enough to reap the rewards. Hard to see the band picking up new fans with this one. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 30, 2009
    7
    I still love this band, i just don't love this album much, yet. there really is nothing quite as memorable as anything from the previous I still love this band, i just don't love this album much, yet. there really is nothing quite as memorable as anything from the previous two albums. though, it seems, this album shows a desire to build on their sound. not a disappointment, not a must. Expand