- Summary: The unique New York four-piece math-rock outfit (that includes members of Helmet and Don Caballero) follows a string of three acclaimed 2004 EPs with this debut full-length, which adds (heavily processed) vocals into their mix of live and programmed instrumentation for the first time.
- Record Label: Warp
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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Whereas before in their career the four-piece seemingly tossed myriad elements about with little to no regard for the actual acceptability of the composition at hand, here each and every piece – pieces that truly do flow into one another quite magically – sinks into the listener’s synapses silkily, short-circuiting them through disbelief rather than a simmering intolerance.
DavidDec 5, 2008One of the very best albums of 2007, this one needs several listens to yield its treasures. Hard to describe the sound, but it's truly great.
JohnTMay 27, 2007Maybe the best album of 2007.
BrianWMay 24, 2007Crazy math rock that's actually better than the sum of its parts (no pun intended). I haven't heard rhythms or songs in general that are this hectic or busy before. Very original.… Expand
IanB.Jan 15, 2008This is progressive people !
AlanK.Jul 18, 2007I have to agree with another poster that this is one of the most overrated albums of the year. Maybe listeners are so desperate for something unusual they give accolades to anything that is (even if it isn't that good). Battles have a unique chemistry and aesthetic, and their ability to explore seems almost infinite. But their tremendous potential is only partially realized on Mirrored. They must learn to infuse more humanity and more direct emotional zeal into their intriguing structures before they can realize the truly great album Mirrored isn't.… Expand
ThomGMay 21, 2007It is pretty much flawless, expressing the type of music any computer could create. Too bad there isn't any soul in the album. Don't be expecting any life to jump from the plastic of this compact.… Expand
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