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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the Chicago-based instrumental band was produced by Matt Bayles.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It’s a lot less singular than its predecessor, but that makes it a more directly exhilarating experience.
  2. 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.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    Russian Circles certainly haven't lost their edge. [June 2008, p.133]
  4. 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.
  5. Post-rock's forte is letting instruments speak for vocals. Russian Circles speak articulately, but could stand to roar a bit.
  6. 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.
  7. That’s the biggest problem with Station: it’s not a bad record, it just tries to be too “gargantuan” for its own good.

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  1. FinnG.
    Oct 19, 2008
    9
    Truly a work of art. Russian Circles have created an epic journey from start to finish, seamlessly tying each track together in a macabre 43 Truly a work of art. Russian Circles have created an epic journey from start to finish, seamlessly tying each track together in a macabre 43 and a half minute trip. Melody and pure skill combine blissfully into a crushing masterpiece. For fans of: ISIS, Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Cult Of Luna, Justin K. Broadrick's work (Godflesh and Jesu) and anything else melodic and atmospheric yet heavy too. Expand