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  • Summary: This fifth release from the adventurous Toronto-based instrumental post-rock outfit is their first album in four years.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. This is a wonderful, intoxicatingly special album that deserves to be cherished, and played and played.
  2. You, You're a History in Rust is nothing short of an experience; emotional enough to take the listener on a journey, and subtle enough so that not a moment of the record feels contrived.
  3. A showcase of a band who have learned lessons and improved upon them, quietly getting better and better until something really special emerges.
  4. Despite all the haunting vibes, woodwinds, and honeyed strings, rock music's guitar/bass/drums dynamic is dominant on Rust; it hovers between the rambunctious clatter of Broken Social Scene (which shares two members with DMST) and the elegant contortions of Jaga Jazzist.
  5. There's... a core of tunefulness and celebration to their experimentation. [Apr 2007, p.118]
  6. Another quixotic, cerebral, and indispensable album from one of Canada’s great talents.
  7. In some spots, the pacing proves problematic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. CarlS
    Mar 29, 2007
    Some of the band's best work, lots of intricacy and subtlety that mustn't be missed! This will be in the top five of the year for me for sure. They're a very fun band to see live too so if you get a chance, GO! Expand
  2. CharlesT
    Mar 12, 2007
    Just as good as one could expect from a band that doesnt seem to disappoint
  3. domakesaythink
    Mar 13, 2007
    any one of 5 of 8 tracks on this album would have made a lesser bands career. these songs achieve coherance like thoughts amongst conjoined siblings who love each other. in other words, forking awesome! Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Mar 8, 2007
    Excellent post-rock album. The vocals work better than I would have expected, they make "In Mind" one of the better tracks on the album. "Bound To Be That Way" and "The Universe!" are great too. This was my first DMST album and it won't be my last. Expand
  5. jaym
    Mar 12, 2007
    Great follow up to winter hymn. Theres a bit of vocals on this one, only 2 songs and it actually goes really well to the songs. Not the same as their previous album but still has their distinct sound. Expand
  6. BrianJ
    Mar 8, 2007
    One of the best albums, and also one of the best bands, out there right now.
  7. TtableWhy
    Mar 1, 2007
    5.5 - If this was my first album to hear of DMST I would have no interest in seeking out anything else. I would put them down as lacking talent in the melody department. Each album up to now was better than the last. This is the first step backwards. It is simply lacking good melodies. There are some nice crisp guitar sounds on a couple of tracks, but the brass and strings are so muted that they are practically irrelevant. Obviously they were trying to do something different than "Winter Hymn" and that is to be applauded but there is very little here that makes excites me like their previous stuff. I have listened to this album 5 times. Expand

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