Station - Russian Circles

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The bottom line is that this diversity is not a lack of focus, but growth and development that make the band stand out from the pack, making the effort to spin this a few times yield very big rewards.
  2. Russian Circles certainly haven't lost their edge. [June 2008, p.133]
  3. These wandering riffs, devastating drum rolls and rollicking motifs will stick with you, but primarily to serve as an appetite-whetting taste of where their makers may venture next.
  4. It’s a lot less singular than its predecessor, but that makes it a more directly exhilarating experience.
  5. 70
    Though Station only gets fully cranked twice (the Battles-esque title track, the explosive 'Youngblood'), Turncrantz’s surefooted playing will keep your interest from flagging.
  6. Post-rock's forte is letting instruments speak for vocals. Russian Circles speak articulately, but could stand to roar a bit.
  7. As subversive as Russian Circles can be structurally, sonically, Station is less distinct than "Enter."
  8. That’s the biggest problem with Station: it’s not a bad record, it just tries to be too “gargantuan” for its own good.
  9. For fans of Russian Circles' heavier predilections, Station might be a little boring; the band has grown stingier with the bombast, which in turn means less excitement--Russian Circles are most impressive when they rock out.

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