Tempest - Broken Water
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  • Summary: The second full-length release from the Washington state rock band is its first on the Hardly Art label.
  • Record Label: Hardly Art
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Noise Pop, Shoegaze
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 10, 2012
    80
    When it all comes together, like the play it takes its name after, Tempest is turbulent, dark and wondrous.
  2. Jul 10, 2012
    67
    Tempest brings the noise, but not much else.
  3. Jul 10, 2012
    60
    Broken Water's second full-length, Tempest, is at once a deeply competent and unoriginal record.
  4. Jul 10, 2012
    50
    [The guitars are] the most interesting thing about Broken Water and when they aren't around things plod along uneventfully.
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    40
    They almost come lose to approaching their forbears' moments of distorted bliss, but a middy--perhaps intentionally messy--mix doesn't do the record many favors. [Jun 2012, p.152]