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.… Collapse
jeremyj.Jan 1, 2002amazing stuff...gotta be fucking insane not like it
TubzJan 23, 2005Very Pure. Good Album Overall!
jbAug 19, 2001Excellent. Had to listen twice in a row to allow the complexities to be absorbed.
mgNov 21, 2002very uneven, and they shouldn't sing. sine wave is excellent.
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