The Sun Awakens - Six Organs of Admittance
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  • Summary: Ben Chasny returns with a follow-up to 'School Of The Flower.'
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. The Sun Awakens is the record he's been promising. Where School of the Flower was a leap, placing his singing and guitar playing in equal measure -- though there were numerous instrumental pieces -- The Sun Awakens is the place they burst forth, fully entwined, completely formed.
  2. As a whole, the songs presented on The Sun Awakens come across as a work of art, evoking a response and then either building or contrasting to it. [#14]
  3. The opening seven tracks on The Sun Awakens are probably the strongest sequence of songs on any Six Organs release so far.
  4. If you've ever been intrigued by the sound of the sun imploding, this should be your cup of hemlock.
  5. If you were hoping for a predictable outing from Ben Chasny, you won't find it on The Sun Awakens.
  6. 70
    Recall[s] the most disturbingly surreal moments of a David Lynch film. [Jul 2006, p.87]
  7. Half of The Sun Awakens is vigorous and wonderful; half is abhorrent and stultifying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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