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dont start here.....Mogwai are better than this
on 20 July 2004
Having seen Mogwai live (a great experience) I came searching Amazon for the best thing to buy. This was recommended. I spent 3 months listening trying to work out why I had liked them live as this was (mostly) very boring.
In desperation, I switched to their new album "Happy Songs..." and within days was captivated. Since then I have seen them live again and purchased "Young Team" - which is also excellent.
Barring "Xmas Steps" there's little here to delay you and it certainly pales in comparison with the likes of Explosions in the Sky.
If you like your post rock with a raw edge go to "Young Team", if with hypnotic layered tunes - then try "Happy Songs.." - but give this a miss.