Winds Take No Shape

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  • Summary: The Bay Area indie-pop band returns with a second LP.
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  1. It is a masterful effort, taking the most memorable elements of their past work and alchemically changing it to something completely new but no less great for the difference.
  2. It would have been nice to lift the haze with an uptempo track or two, but at only ten songs and 37 minutes, the album never drags. It is a rare reinvention that comes across as well as this.
  3. Winds Take No Shape's compositions are not as varied as their debut, but it's a more atmospheric, cohesive and significant work because of it.
  4. Winds Take No Shape is a great album if you like soft, catchy eclectic pop/folk music with smoky serious beautiful vocals and lots of eighties-like effects.
  5. Winds Take No Shape seems to be the response to critics who called for more depth and less of the wide-eyed cuteness rampant on their self-titled debut. Their music is still lighter-than-air, but a newfound strain of wistfulness brings it closer to earth.
  6. Magnet
    60
    Winds isn't without charm, but it feels like the work of a different group. [#64, p.84]
  7. Everything on Winds Take No Shape is done with such mechanic precision that there’s little room for any sparks to ignite this mythic fire.

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  1. AsiaZ
    Jul 6, 2004
    9
    Perhaps the catchiest record I have heard in the last five years. The melodies on this effort from Call And Response are sing along good, and Perhaps the catchiest record I have heard in the last five years. The melodies on this effort from Call And Response are sing along good, and after a few listens you will be doing just that. Highly recommended. Expand