Ocean Roar - Mount Eerie
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85

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8.3

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  • Summary: The second release in 2012 from Phil Elverum as Mount Eerie is part of a two-album concept begun on Clear Moon.
  • Record Label: P.W. Elverum & Sun Ltd.
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Pop, Experimental Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 7, 2012
    90
    Elverum has created an album that demands your time and attention, not to mention any memories you may be willing to part with.
  2. Ocean Roar [is] a truly proper follow-up.
  3. Dec 7, 2012
    81
    It has a facing-the-beast quality of a punishing spiritual quest, as if Elverum steeled himself and left his house at midnight, barefoot, and just kept walking.
  4. Dec 7, 2012
    80
    Ultimately, Ocean Roar works as a continuation of the feelings that were so deeply and richly explored/mined on Clear Moon.
  5. Dec 7, 2012
    80
    It is both gorgeous and fearsome, and one couldn't ask for anything more.
  6. 80
    The method with which Elverum captures and articulates these feelings is what makes his work so powerful--literally inserting his calm demeanor, his pleasant croon, in between insurmountable, impenetrable volume.
  7. Dec 7, 2012
    70
    Ocean Roar proves to be a cinematic experience that's good more often than not.

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  1. Jan 21, 2014
    9
    This is a singular album, it's a mix of the most beautiful side of Mount Eerie and his aggressive face; somehow, is mixed so good that you'll enjoy the album the first time you listen to it. Expand