Pyramid Electric Co. - Jason Molina
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  • Summary: The Songs: Ohia leader offers seven new tracks on this completely solo release, the first he has recorded under his own name. It is the result of a single session in Omaha with engineer Mike Mogis (who worked with Molia on the 'Ghost Tropic' album).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Pyramid is not Songs: Ohia but the musical equivalent of A Season In Hell, not something one can take in often, but which is beautiful for the fact that it was completed at all.
  2. Pyramid Electric Co. is a vast step forward for Molina. It provides ample evidence of his spiritual growth and shows him once again evolving as an artist.
  3. 80
    Unhurried, deliberate and raw.
  4. The delivery is too matter-of-fact, too genuine to evoke pity or sadness. It is lethargic, yet not dreary -- it grabs you violently and lays you down so, so gently.
  5. 80
    Molina's darkest, most achingly desolate work so far. [Apr 2004, p.102]
  6. Pyramid, while not being a step back, isn’t a step forward.
  7. Just as Elliott Smith's "Needle in the Hay" was perfect for the suicide-attempt scene in The Royal Tenenbaums, any song on this album would complement a still-photo montage of a prolonged labor ending in a miscarriage.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. ildi
    Jul 7, 2004
    10
    awesome!!!!!
  2. shelbyb
    Apr 17, 2004
    10
    ya wadud!
  3. KarelV
    Aug 13, 2005
    9
    The darkest, most melancholic album in my collection, that's what makes it so ubelievebly intence and tender