Toward the Low Sun - Dirty Three
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78

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  • Summary: The trio from Australia releases its first album of instrumental rock since 2005's Cinder.
  • Record Label: Drag City
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Instrumental Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 90
    A reverence-inspiring return.
  2. Mar 13, 2012
    80
    There are moments of terrific turbulence, solemn quietness and some sadness, but the collection eventually lights on safe harbor. [Apr 2012, p.70]
  3. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    This is strained, evocative music that is able to relay deep, complex human emotions in very direct terms.
  4. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    The recipe still works. [Mar 2012, p.52]
  5. 70
    Toward The Low Sun may not be as raw or brooding as releases like 1998's Ocean Songs, but it's just as thoughtful and redolent of both location and mood.
  6. Mar 6, 2012
    70
    Toward the Low Sun is what the Dirty Three do best: enigmatic instrumentals that redefine the notions of power in a power trio, a three-headed beast that trades off thoughts with nuance and grace, like a Cerebus dancing a waltz, then knocking back a beer at the bar.
  7. Toward the Low Sun staggers to get that momentum, though it does achieve atonement through progression.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 25, 2012
    6
    Australian trio surprises the audience with their "Toward The Low Sun" and first on the list - very experimental & loud "Furnace Skies", then little slowing down in "Sometimes I Forget You've Gone" - where they exhibited lots of piano parts. "Moon On The Land" - is a great folk song, a quiet ballad with violin stirring parties - as well as "Ashen Snow". Expand