|I don't have to leave anymore What I have is right here Spend my nights and days before Searching the world for what's right here Underneath and...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
UncutThe finished result occupies land between Young Marble Giants' "Colossal Youth" and Tricky's "Maxinquaye": not the equal of either of those landmark albums, maybe, but certainly cut from the same cloth. [Sep 2009, p.89]
Under The RadarTheir quest for a catchy chorus is often derailed by a love of hazy atmospherics, creating a soundtrack suited for little more than late-night navelgazing. [Fall 2009, p.72]
NickV.Jan 20, 2010Music these days is in essence utter shit. This is different.
JanJ.Oct 7, 2009Well build up songs, great basslines and super darkish atmosphere!
MikeJan 20, 2010This is one of the best albums i have ever heard, not trying to recreate just another popular sound. This is in my opinion a groundbreaking This is one of the best albums i have ever heard, not trying to recreate just another popular sound. This is in my opinion a groundbreaking album, and a huge breath of fresh air in what seems to be a fastly genre merging music market.… Expand
StevoAug 28, 2009Awesome album. I cannot stop listening to "islands". Up there for best album I've heard so far this year along with Animal Collective, Awesome album. I cannot stop listening to "islands". Up there for best album I've heard so far this year along with Animal Collective, the Antlers, and Phoenix.… Expand
CarolTNov 6, 2009Cool!
Jul 5, 2012Good ambient indie guitar record. It's got a very consistent style across the album with all the tracks slipping into each other smoothly. TheGood ambient indie guitar record. It's got a very consistent style across the album with all the tracks slipping into each other smoothly. The best thing about this band are that they have a unique and distinctive style and have brought something new to the market. Received great reviews in general, I have to agree for the most part. Only thing I would like is a little more variation in the songs and perhaps a couple of more quicker paced tunes. The last third of the record goes at a crawling pace. Having said that the consistent style across the album is probably one of the main things that make it all sound so well put together and well thought out. The record gives a very specific vibe - always reminds me of darkness. It's like being in an empty night club or something. My favourite tracks are "Intro", "Islands" and "Heart Skipped a Beat"… Expand
LukeAug 24, 2009This is nonsense.
Published: December 29, 2009We recap the best-reviewed albums of 2009 and collect dozens of music critic top ten lists to determine the best album of the year. While the results point to a clear winner, you can listen to songs from the top 50 albums to help you find your own favorites.
Awards & Rankings
|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Version] - The Beatles|
|OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017 - Radiohead|
|DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar|
|Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 1984-2014 [Box Set] - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|Kickin Child: Lost Columbia Album 1965 - Dion|
|A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie|
|Singles [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Deluxe Edition] - Various Artists|
|Dust - Laurel Halo|
|Melodrama - Lorde|
|Black Origami - Jlin|
|Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper|
|Leftism 22 [Reissue] - Leftfield|
|The Order of Time - Valerie June|
|Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples|
|The Thin Black Duke - Oxbow|
|The Underside of Power - Algiers|
|Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels|
|Fantasizing About Being Black - Otis Taylor|
|Guppy - Charly Bliss|
|More Scared of You than You Are of Me - The Smith Street Band|