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Shockingly bad 2nd album failure.,
This review is from: Some Loud Thunder (Audio CD)
An atrocious album, with droning noise done better by Frog Eyes or Sunset Rubdown. More like "Some Quiet Stomach Rumbling", there's nothing thunderous about this album. I recommend you track down the demo version of "Underwater" (by Alec Ounsworth) which is a great track. On this album it's produced to death (as if Mercury Rev dressed it in baubles). After their brilliant first album, I guess this is the washed out failure of a second album, very mediocre. It all sounds rather half hearted, with a desperate production is liven up the bloodless recording.
Painful and hugely disappointing. I will be wary of buying their next album, if they can be bothered to make another one, they could barely make this one.