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It's a grower, not a show stopper!,
This review is from: Self-Preserved While The Bodies Float [VINYL] (Vinyl)
As a huge fan of previous albums, Self-Preserved really threw me off. Instead of the super-clear, polished sound we got from Frames and Effloresce, the 'Size have flirted a dirtier sound - while at the same time making the loud louder, and the soft softer. While 'SuperImposer' and 'It's My Tail...' will blast your face off, it's the longer tracks of 'Oscar Acceptance Speech' and 'Silent/Transparent' which really highlight the album.
For long-time fans, you won't fall in love with it on first or second listen. Give it a week or two, throw away your previous notions of what Oceansize sound like, then appreciate it for what it really is - a huge tangent from their signature sound, merely showcasing another aspect of their extraordinary song structuring ability.