Ski Mask - Islands
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  • Record Label: Manqué Music
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
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  1. Dec 19, 2013
    80
    Ski Mask is almost certainly not Islands’ most accessible or enjoyable work, but it ranks with the band’s most forceful and accomplished.
  2. 80
    Get marooned with them, while you still can.
  3. Sep 17, 2013
    75
    In Ski Mask, Nick Thorburn has composed a record that captures the essence of his curious, unconventional indie pop band. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.91]
  4. 70
    Rather than chase his early highs, Ski Mask is the latest issuance of a unique voice continuing to explore his particularities and place them in new contexts.
  5. Sep 16, 2013
    64
    It's all pleasant, but when it's over, the only truly memorable song is "Wave Forms."
  6. Sep 16, 2013
    60
    Perhaps Ski Mask's greatest virtue is that it demonstrates Islands' competency as a conventional rock act while dropping the occasional winking reminder that the band hasn't lost their ability to get weird.
  7. Jan 6, 2014
    60
    There's much to admire here, but when you’ve stared into the sun for too long, it’s hard to see the dimmer lights.

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