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This review is from: All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone [Limited Edition] (Audio CD)
What's to say about this? I could say of course that if you like Explosions in the Sky already (I do) then I'll guarantee that you'll like this, on the other hand if you didn't like their previous efforts then this'll probably fail to move you. If you are stumbling upon them for the first time what are Explosions in the Sky? Basically this is guitar-centred post rock. It's got all the post rock hooks in it - quiet-loud-quiet, long tracks that meander, tracks with incredibly pretensious names, lack of singing. Is it as good as their previous output? Yes.
I don't pretend to know what the hell this is all about by the way. From the title I guess it could be about loneliness, poignancy, solitude, loss or other things. To be honest it could be about going down the shops for all I know. But.....the music is good! It sounds a lot like their previous albums but I guess there are two ways that a band can go. 1. They could change and develop over time constantly re-inventing themselves a la David Bowie or 2. They can stick with the same winning formula because they and others like it. In that respect Explosions show little willingness to change and progress. Where they have changed is in the inclusion of a lot of piano here particularly in the excellent "What do you go home to" and the short (for Explosions) "So Long Lonesome".
It's a very good album if you like post rock though I doubt it will appeal beyond their current following. (8/10)