|Add Date:||2016-05-16||Pull Date:||2016-07-17|
|Week Ending:||Jul 17||Jul 10||Jun 26||May 29||May 22|
|1.||Nov 08, 2018:||Being as an ocean
|4.||Jul 19, 2016:||Magnetized Toner
Enemy / True Monument / Green Lady
|2.||Nov 18, 2017:||Reckless Burning
|5.||Jul 11, 2016:||Life Aquatic
After The End
|3.||Nov 27, 2016:||Life Aquatic
|6.||Jul 09, 2016:||Music Casserole
After The End
RIYL Modern English, Love and Rockets, Brandon Flowers, early Future Islands
Favorites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10
1. (2:47) * Corridor—Dreamy, slow instrumental intro. Acoustic guitar and a background synth wash. Picks up the pace in the last minute.
2. (4:30) ** Enemy—Uptempo, catchy, guitar-driven rocker. Brandon Flowers meets 4AD. Sweet bassline comes in at 2:07. Insane, blistering guitar passage from 2:40-3:12.
3. (4:59) *** True Monument—Slow and brooding. Most emotive vocal delivery on the record. Contemplative electric guitar that suffers and strains so patiently and beautifully. “By way of protest and backwards passion / I sought to grab and to hold on / to what I thought was the truth in the frigid grip of vanity / Where has it gone?”
4. (4:29) *** Green Lady—Grand. Crescendoes at just the right moments, signaled by thudding, faster drums. Constant, rainbow synths throughout. “Patience left you in the ocean / reason lost you out at sea.”
5. (4:56) Life Outside the Mirror—Sprawling, atmospheric acoustic guitar and heavy reverb. Melancholic, pained vocals.
6. (4:05) Telephone—Fun pop song featuring guitars with bravado.
7. (3:05) ** Little Killer—Uptempo, dancey, anthemic. Very very very guitar-driven. Positively technicolor, killer guitar riffs throughout.
8. (4:01) Looking Glass Waltz—Similar to “Life Outside the Mirror”. Languorous vocals as well as some soft background “oooo”s at times. Acoustic guitar, synth, and harmonium.
9. (6:55) *** After the End—One word: epic. First half is plodding and restless, with panicked, uneasy piano. Reaches the first climax of the journey at 3:20 and then brings in more guitar. Some quietness before the second climax at 4:47. Ascending, floating guitars in last 1.5 minutes. What a song!
10. (4:34) * Exile and Ego—Great closer. Fragile acoustic guitars and synths. Vocals at the forefront. Lyrics deal with some intriguing dualisms.
|3.||True Monument||8.||Looking Glass Waltz|
|4.||Green Lady||9.||After The End|
|5.||Life Outside The Mirror||10.||Exile And Ego|