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Dave Fridmann's trademark production will no doubt leave some fans wondering if this is the same band they've loved, but they needn't worry- as always, the rough/ smooth combination of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker's vocals provide the focus of the band, sounding as warm and lush as anything on the chorus of the single "California", and totally heartbreaking on the poignant high point of "When I Go Deaf" and "Broadway"- a perfect counterpoint to the music that in lesser hand would sound overwrought. Although there are epic moments for those who prefer Low's soundscape past, an added dash of Flaming Lips style-magic on every song will be welcomed by nearly all. An essential purchase for everyone. Thom Allott
The best album in the world. - Probably.
Their live show is an uplifting experience and a definite must see. The title track is usually on the set list.
So here we are. Low spread their wings and turn up the amps. But is it all as it seems?
I'm frustrated with this album. I like it, but frustrated nonetheless. Read more
frankly, if you consider yourself to be a serious collector of music then you either purchase this CD or throw any audio equipment you own out with the garbage. Read morePublished on 1 Feb. 2005 by "digitalinkdesign"
...but not anymore, well not as much. Reading the various reviews anyone would think that Low had gone from one musical extreme to the other. Read morePublished on 31 Jan. 2005 by degrant