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on 5 December 2005
This has gotta be my album of the year. The album works great as a whole, it is written in the style of being split into two different sections, 1-7 and 8-12. Standout tracks for me would be -
Ode to the Sun - this song starts off very ominously, the guitar gives me a feeling of the end of the world being near, but that's just me. You can hear the singer singing part of the lyrics before the song even properly begins. Great rhythms and tight guitar and drum work, a really anthemic song!
Zebra Skin - this song is cool, took a while to get into but is very funky, very kinda city lounge music, smooth.
Sang Real - well I don't know what to say about this really apart from that it's arguably the most beautiful song I've heard in my life, the slide guitar and the piano hemiolas and the drums, you have to hear it to believe it really, but personally I fell in love with it immediately and couldn't stop playing it back to back for a good few days. The title means 'holy grail' in latin. One of my favourite all time songs.
Jamais Vu - this feels like it continues along the same lines of sang real, it's just a really beautiful and emotional song, the sorta stuff you'd put on when you're depressed and cry to, but at the same time uplifting because it's so damn good. Jamais vu is kinda like the opposite of deja vu, where the familiar feels unfamiliar. I particularly love the lyrics in this song.
Hungover on a Tuesday - this is just a fantastic song. As you can tell I'm not good at writing reviews, I just wanted to put in my opinion on how awesome this album really is. Feels rhythmically similar to ode to the sun at times.
I think altogether this album is just, for me anyway, perfect. The musicianship is great, the vocals fit perfectly and the actual songs themselves are breathtaking. I only got into dredg after I met someone who had their album cover tattooed on his leg and I can't believe how I lived without this band. I very much recommend this album and hope you enjoyed my review.