Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel Image
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  • Summary: The debut solo album from the lead singer of Deerhunter.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The music married to these wonderful lyrics is touching, gorgeous and stunning and there is no doubt in my mind that Atlas Sound has created, arguably, the best album of the year.
  2. As with each of Cox's projects, Let the Blind works best as a swirling, disorienting whole, organizing traditionally abstract styles like graphic-design elements within his unifying vision until they communicate like good pop.
  3. Let the Blind Lead‘s lovesickness and confessions, however, are as tenderly delivered as its hazy atmospherics are, and in their bare authenticity, are far more compelling in repeat indulgences than Deerhunter’s explorations.
  4. 80
    While Cox’s narratives make little sense (much of the time, he’s not even singing so much as wailing wordlessly), the music is surprisingly accessible.
  5. Bradford Cox has created a work that musically and lyrically will attach itself to your consciousness, reflecting exterior experience and encouraging inner association with the former.
  6. As is often the case with that genre [Too Pure acts like Seefeel], certain songs feel aimless and in dire need of an editor. But when they coalesce (as on the tender lament "Recent Bedroom" or the gentle Jesus And Mary Chain pop of "Ativan") it creates a beautiful, truly immersive world tailor-made for hiding and healing.
  7. Atlas Sound meanders where it ponders, a purely ethereal trip without the oomph.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 31, 2012
    10
    Intimate, hurtful and achingly beautiful. A truly excellent album, that needs a open heart to listen to it. It engages the listener in a personal journey. The sound is grainy, but sometimes has clear electric beats that accompany it greatly. Expand
  2. AndyL.
    Feb 23, 2008
    10
    It's ambience with a touch of playfullness, genius.
  3. HügoT.
    Feb 24, 2008
    10
    Step into the world of boundless imagination. As the Album plays, you can feel as it pours through the whole body. Slowly like a dope dream. Its a magical down tempo. All lies in its playfulness, which is the key how to get along with the sound full of psychedelia and experimentality. Expand
  4. AdamE.
    Feb 21, 2008
    9
    Near perfect record, I think. Great pop songs, so delicate, beautifully lo-fi, lots of hiss and ambient noise. Very decadent. Fits in nicely with the Velvet Underground/Sonic Youth/My Bloody Valentine tradition (as many have mentioned). It's also hard to ignore some of the parts that are reminiscent of the no-wave scene. One influence that I think has been overlooked is the quieter, earlier, more sublime Pumpkins stuff. Deerhunter's great, but Atlas Sound is better. Expand
  5. AntonS.
    Feb 23, 2008
    9
    Wonderful and unusual!
  6. ChristianP.
    Feb 25, 2008
    8
    This is a really strong album. I enjoy it more than the Deerhunter album. The vocals are lovely and the music is hauntingly beautiful -- I suppose I had low expectations, but this is a solid album. Collapse
  7. DavidR.
    Feb 23, 2008
    5
    The best album of the year? Doesn't Delusions of Inadequacy know it's early February? If anybody deserves an 'album of the year' honor this early it's the sweater-wearing afropop punks Vampire Weekend. Expand

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