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  • Summary: The latest album for the New York-based indie rock band was recorded in three days at Oneida's studio and Oneida's Kid Millions provided the drumming for the recording.
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  1. This isn’t an album to expand musical horizons, as much as it might expand a few minds. Yet it’s deeply enjoyable and more often than not thrilling to hear a band mouthing “We don’t care” over and over before showing two riff shaped fingers to the naysayers.
  2. 80
    Monstrous stoner-psych jams from, of all places, Williamsburg. [July 2010, p. 95]
  3. Not only do they add urgency to familiar psychedelic rock templates, but they pay just as close attention to the quiet moments as the raging ones--each track on their self-titled Thrill Jockey debut displays a careful layering of sounds and atmospheres.
  4. 70
    White Hills have struck a riveting balance between heaviness and ethereality while proving space rock can still stimulate four decades after its Big Bang.
  5. Their latest finds the band mixing a haunting calm into songs such as the 13-minute "Let The Right One in." The band can still do heavy with the best of them, though. [Winter 2010, p.72]
  6. All of this makes White Hills sound a bit generic and derivative, and I suppose it can be at times.
  7. All that said, it’s only about a third as bad as it sounds. It’s fairly tolerable as far as extreme self indulgence goes.

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