Year Zero: The Original Soundtrack Image

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  • Summary: The soundtrack to the postapocalyptic surf movie includes four previous songs from the Vancouver rock band and five new songs.
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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    Year Zero is a successful revisit and reminder of what Black Mountain does best: riff-based psychedelia with a decisively modern bent.
  2. It's that care and attention that leaves the older songs sounding fresh and like they belong, the newer stuff sounding great and the album as a whole sounding cohesive and pretty awesome.
  3. Apr 17, 2012
    three of the five new tracks are worth getting hold of, but the rest will be familiar. Does it hang together as an album? Definitely--it's a pretty accurate summation of the band's career so far, and would be a terrific way to introduce yourself to them if you haven't already done so.
  4. Apr 3, 2012
    A little like a greatest hits, a little like a soundtrack, and a little like a collaborative art project, Black Mountain's 51 minutes of music for Year Zero serve as a reminder of how good this band has sometimes been and as a tease of the music they might still make.
  5. 60
    Year Zero probably would have worked better as a more condensed EP featuring only the new material.
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