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4.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THEIR BEST, 17 Feb 2011
This review is from: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Audio CD)
I personally feel this sounds like a Mogwai best-of album, influences lifted from all their previous work but they've added some new sounds this time around. I really like the Krautrock type motorik beats on Mexican Grand Prix & George Square Thatcher Death Party. The keyboards are quality as well, a few tracks wouldn't sound out of place on an Errors album. They've not gone all 'dancey' or anything but it definitely adds another dimension to their sound whilst still retaining that famous Mogwai feel.

The raucous San Pedro will go down a storm live. The last 2 minutes of Death Rays will send a shiver down your spine. Rano Pano has a beautiful melody in the background of warm, distorted wall-of-sound guitars.

The only minor complaint I have is that, apart from maybe the latter half of You're Lionel Ritchie, there's not really any heavy-epics on the album. No Mogwai Fear Satan, Like Herod, My Father My King, Christmas Steps etc. Nonetheless it's still a perfectly enjoyable Mogwai album that also has crossover appeal. I've got a mate that listens to metal and a mate into dance music and they're both digging this, even my pop music loving girlfriend likes it. Rare.

Make sure you get the 2CD version. The 2nd disc contains the beatless Music For A Forgotten Future, which at 23:09 clocks in at Mogwai's longest track to date. It's a lovely ambient symphonic piece, great for cold, rainy days when you're indoors with the fire on. Hardcore! Buy it!!
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