Take Care, Take Care, Take Care - Explosions in the Sky
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  • Summary: The Austin, Texas quartet release their sixth studio album of experimental post-rock.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. May 16, 2011
    90
    It's familiar but refreshing, evidence that a dinosaur genre like "post-rock" can still sound vital.
  2. Apr 19, 2011
    90
    Put simply, this is another wonderful release from a brilliant band.
  3. Apr 28, 2011
    88
    Building levees of emotion and tearing those bitches down - Explosions in the Sky have never sounded more thrilling.
  4. 80
    Texans Explosions In The Sky have not only stuck faithfully to their roots, they've made the defining album of their career.
  5. Dec 12, 2011
    70
    A great success on every level; this is their best album since The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place.
  6. Apr 26, 2011
    70
    On the inauspiciously titled Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, the band's sixth album, it's focused inward and enriched its traditional dynamic ebb and flow with some artful embroidery.
  7. May 17, 2011
    40
    The rest, it must be said, is extremely dull. [May 2011, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 18, 2011
    10
    So So Beautiful!This is the best instrumental music I have ever heard in my life!I get goosebumps every time I listen to it.Just buy this, andSo So Beautiful!This is the best instrumental music I have ever heard in my life!I get goosebumps every time I listen to it.Just buy this, and let's hope the next album will be as great as this. Expand
  2. May 6, 2011
    10
    Utterly breathtaking. Deep, layered, and gorgeous. Didn't think they would every top Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place. This one is in theUtterly breathtaking. Deep, layered, and gorgeous. Didn't think they would every top Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place. This one is in the running for sure. Expand
  3. May 6, 2011
    9
    Beautiful album, as always with this band. With the only disappointment coming from the third track sticking out like a sore and ugly thumbBeautiful album, as always with this band. With the only disappointment coming from the third track sticking out like a sore and ugly thumb and the epic guitar battle in the last track not quite lasting as long as I'd like, I am still proud to call EITS my favorite band. Well done guys. Expand
  4. May 7, 2011
    9
    Great album, even third track. EITS do an incredible job of forging emotion, raw and brilliant. The third track, although really quite goodGreat album, even third track. EITS do an incredible job of forging emotion, raw and brilliant. The third track, although really quite good and not a "sore thumb" (@musicmann11), does stick out and would almost be better suited for an experimental album rather than on an album full of the usual (although certainly evolved, this is not an insult) EITS sounds. Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2011
    9
    Wow, wow, wow. Explosions In The Sky are not for everyone, but if you love their thematic overtures and ambiguous songs, then Take Care, TakeWow, wow, wow. Explosions In The Sky are not for everyone, but if you love their thematic overtures and ambiguous songs, then Take Care, Take Care, Take Care will instantly become an instant favorite. Each song is compelling and noteworthy. Likewise, each is open to several interpretations and different atmospheres for listening. Expand
  6. May 17, 2011
    8
    Explosions In The Sky continue to deliver incredible impact from their instrumental offerings, with soaring guitar and thundering percussionExplosions In The Sky continue to deliver incredible impact from their instrumental offerings, with soaring guitar and thundering percussion forming the backbone for their unmistakable sound.
    This album reveals some subtle variations from previous releases, it's closest stablemate being "The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place".

    Another Explosions album to absorb and enjoy from start to finish.
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  7. May 10, 2011
    6
    After setting expectations really high with All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone I was ecstatic to hear the new album. They spent the next 3-4After setting expectations really high with All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone I was ecstatic to hear the new album. They spent the next 3-4 years coming up with this? It's listenable but a horrible case of an artist imitating themselves. They took out the piano and noise sections they were hinting at with the last album and they just can't seem to use any other notes on the fret board. I hope this is just a hiccup because I hate seeing a band I've pimped out so much just settle for something safe. Expand

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