Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO Image
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  • Summary: This is the fourth release for the Canadian band led by husband-and-wife Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas.
  • Record Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 1, 2013
    88
    It’s slower, dreamier, with songs that prize atmosphere above immediacy.
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    80
    All in all, UFO is another valuable addition to their canon, completed with skill and affection in equal measure.
  3. May 13, 2013
    80
    This is no Loveless but it is lovely. [Jun 2013, p.93]
  4. Apr 1, 2013
    73
    Until in Excess rewards patience, but the roar of old is missed.
  5. 70
    For now, UFO is more than enough to hold us over, a reminder of the one-of-a-kind sonic universes the Montreal dreamers live to create and create to live in.
  6. Apr 1, 2013
    60
    It's not a record that will convert anyone who had previously dismissed these two Canadians, but it preaches a sermon that the present congregation will enjoy to their heart's content.
  7. Apr 16, 2013
    60
    There are some great moments on this record, but by the end they’re lost under swathes of synths and looking for a sense of purpose.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 20, 2013
    10
    For me, by far their best album after The Besnard Lake Are The Dark Horses. This is one beautifully crafted album. And the cover for the album is beautiful. A definitely must buy. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2013
    9
    This is perhaps the definition of a "slow burner". At first it might sound like they have gone back to the sound of The Dark Horse and abandoned The Roaring, but actually it is a sublime mixture of the two albums. By focusing on their melodies and song lengths, Besnard Lakes have a sort of classic on their hands. At least four of these songs are unbelievably good: "Colour Yr Lights In", "People of the Sticks", "At Midnight", and opener "46 Satires". Maybe more will open up on subsequent listens....it is a perplexing rock and roll album and pushes music on to the future Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2014
    9
    Until In Excess starts off like a dream rather than a nightmare like in their last two albums. It is enlivening to see Besnard Lakes fall into atmosphere without losing its previous identity of compositions that wind in different shapes and takes as each song progresses very much like the North American landscape. This album should not be slept on, this is their strongest work to date. Expand