You’ve gotta figure Sleigh Bells are in a little bit of a weird spot.
Since Thrice went on hiatus last year, frontman Dustin Kensrue hasn’t had to worry all that much about impressing label executives or self-serving critics.
It’s become increasingly apparent that the first step towards truly appreciating any new release from Moving Mountains is to immediately forget everything that preceded it.
How angry were you in 1997? If your answer is, “Not very” or “I was 3,” there’s a chance you’ll be unimpressed with Soundgarden’s first album in more than 15 years.
Rarely does an album review require a spoiler alert.
Take a look at the Mona Lisa. Now paint your own version.
While it probably takes a mashup lifer (or at least someone with more than a passing knowledge of AdobeMulch and/or Adobe Audition) to fully understand all of the subtle nuances of All Day, most people who have a passing knowledge of Girl Talk will appreciate that it seems like a step forward.
For a substantial stretch of 2007, it was mandatory in certain circles to pledge your devotion to Manchester Orchestra-even if you hadn’t heard their debut full-length, ‘I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child.’
It’s 41 seconds into “The Sky Is Falling” (when the hand-claps start) that you realize the second half of Thrice’s Alchemy Index has more in common with Porcupine Tree and Johnny Cash than their 2001 debut ‘Identity Crisis.’