Rare Forms

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  • Summary: This is the second release for the Denver-based four-piece alternative rock band.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 28, 2011
    75
    Most impressive is its flexibility: The band forges further into the rock side of the void than most of today's eternally looped bedroom solo projects and generates a great deal of electricity.
  2. 70
    Woodsman are at the very least an inventive group of musicians, but the balance between their songwriting abilities and their wilder excursions into improvised sound isn't quite equal, although this creates its own dynamic throughout the album.
  3. Feb 28, 2011
    60
    In the end, the two directions don't come together in an enlightening way.
  4. Feb 28, 2011
    59
    The distraction of blatant unoriginality aside, Rare Forms' biggest problem is its lack of compelling structure, with a whole lot of atmospheric haze.