Man Of Aran OST - British Sea Power
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  • Summary: The rock band releases a soundtrack to the 1934 movie "Man of Aran."
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  1. 80
    British Sea Power have shown their competence and achieved another level of musical integrity--the album, perhaps best enjoyed when paired with the film, nonetheless holds its ground as a standalone product, expanding the mise-en-scène of the film enormously and contributing to the documentary (if perhaps problematic) legacy of Robert Flaherty’s work.
  2. 80
    It's a creative fecund, primeval power. [Jul 2009, p.100]
  3. This isn’t an album you can dip into; instead dive in and sink to the bottom and let it all gloriously wash over you.
  4. The shift in perspective necessary to "get" it, though, does work on that level: at the least, it's a fitting testimonial to British Sea Power's partially effective relocation of a classic film into a modern aesthetic scheme.
  5. On its own, listeners may be lulled to the chilly deeps of sleep, but paired with the accompanying DVD, they'll be wiping the salt spray from their brows and pulling long rows of kelp out of their teeth.
  6. Much of the incidental music fulfils its purpose by occupying the background, but the band manage to inject real drama into the majestically discordant, Sonic Youth-influenced 'Spearing The Sunfish,' while the peaks and troughs of 'Boy Vertiginous' should appeal to Mogwai fans. [Jul 2009, p.117]
  7. 40
    They aren't up to the job. [Jul 2009, p.83]

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