Pre Language - Disappears
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  • Summary: The third album for the Chicago indie rock band is the first with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelly.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
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  1. Mar 1, 2012
    80
    With tensions at its core, Pre Language fuses white light with the darkness of anxiety. [Mar 2012, p.102]
  2. Mar 1, 2012
    80
    Pre Language is some of Disappears' most confident, most accessible music yet.
  3. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    Disappears present an album that sounds pretty confident in its pursuit of forward motion yet distractingly familiar. [Mar 2012, p.65]
  4. Mar 1, 2012
    62
    This album feels more like a series of genre exercises, a place in which they occasionally work up a palpable tension, but never enough to make this more than an adequate diversion from the resources they're obviously sourcing.
  5. Apr 26, 2012
    60
    As a whole Pre-Language appears a little unfulfilled--a whole lot of build up, with minimal release
  6. Mar 15, 2012
    60
    Pre Language is frustrating not because it's bad, but because it could be so much better.
  7. Mar 1, 2012
    50
    More often, Disappears's new sound plods--especially by comparison with the frantic, loopy movement through spacy echo chambers that characterized much of the group's material on Lux and Guider

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