This is their most rewarding yet, built to enjoy in one 38-minute session, languid, melancholy tunes growing out of barely audible static pulses, incoherently Vocodered whispers or preposterously exciting cymbal splashes, carried on by soft pianos, vulgarity-free brass and strings into Bitch Magnet-meets-Samuel Barber electric cataclysms.
May 17, 2011This is a damn near perfect.
Sine Wave opens the album with a wall of sound so powerful it nearly crushes you to death before Take Me Somewhere Nice soothes you with it's lush surge, while pondering spaceships over Glasgow.
Dial: Revenge is a heartbreaking Gruff Rhys-lead tragedy of some kind.
You Don't Know Jesus easily perfects the heavy build up then 2 right Make 1 Wrong glories in a cinematic soundscape that would put a smile on anyone's face.
It ends with a Secret Pint, like a drunk friend falling through your front door before opening his heart to you.
In all seriousness, there's barely a wasted note on Rock Action, Mogwai have tried & came close, but they've never bettered it.… Expand
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