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  • Summary: The first of an expected two-volume concept album features new drummer Jason Garner.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. This is more than some disparate litany of distant apocalyptic perils, however. There’s a deeper and more germane thread running through the album.
  2. Yet like last time, there are plenty of sturdy, major-key melodies that go straight for the jugular. But whatever sing-along quality they have, their effectiveness is almost always determined by context.
  3. The band does achieve some small strides forward here, and gives us a few great tracks, but mostly Cogleton and crew leave me wondering exactly what it is I should be afraid of.
  4. This is expertly crafted music, but perhaps too intent on being discomforting: the music intentionally aims to unsettle you.
  5. The music offers plenty of reasons to feel good about feeling bad; too bad that the lyrics, which suggest these feelings in the first place, evacuate themselves moments after they surface, making for a curiously glossy listening experience.
  6. It’s decent in places but it’s just… you know that feeling you get when someone you love is so wracked with pointless worry that you just want to shake them and shake them until they snap out of it?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 9, 2011
    This album is astonishing. Critics also panned Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Critics rarely appreciate the true avant garde. Expand

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