Was I the Wave? - Miracle Fortress
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  1. Jul 6, 2011
    80
    While it's true that Was I The Wave? is no booming party-starter, it's hard to deny its emotion and beauty.
  2. Jul 6, 2011
    80
    Although some of the sounds used are radically new to the Miracle Fortress repertoire, Was I The Wave? demonstrates the perfect amount of experimentation and development of the band's sound while remaining true to the music of its past.
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    78
    Van Pelt is not designing sounds to blow us into a new paradigm, but crafting textures to drawn us in, to subsume, to mesmerize, and perhaps, through a combination of these effects, to softly awe.
  4. With more ups than downs, Was I The Wave? is a pleasant diversion with a small handful of truly inspired moments.
  5. Sep 22, 2011
    60
    Miracle Fortress' version of the '80s manages to push the decade's bookends together, fusing the analogue synthetics of early Mute records and proto-shoegazing's disorienting, ecstatic swirl of noise. [Oct 2011, p.127]
  6. Aug 4, 2011
    60
    This is an album full of sophisticated late-night hangout music colored by '80s synths and blurry, desperate vocals. [Jul 2011, p.89]
  7. Jul 6, 2011
    50
    The electronica genre wasn't a bad one to dabble in, but what Was I The Wave? is missing is more punch and pizzazz, more depth musically.

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