Thursday, 5 May 2011

Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Rating: 6.5/10
Being a fan of Explosions in the Sky, and having owned two of their previous records, I was excited about the release of this. "Take Care, Take Care, Take Care" is their sixth studio LP, and for a band who has so much under their belt, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of change or variation in this record compared to previous LPs. Take Care just doesn't seem to have the explosions that previous albums had - That tense build-up and dramatic release, intended to wash you away in a wall of pure sound. That's not to say that the album is bad. On the contrary, Take Care gives you beautiful and warm melodies the whole way through. Pieced together by Guitar, Piano, string sounds, and possibly some horn, Take Care delivers a mellow sound in a full way.

Notable Tracks:
"Last Known Surroundings" is memorable and is a great way to start of the album. The track really lets you know that simple, but clear, drums are going to be an essential part of the record.

"Be Comfortable, Creature" is absolutely fantastic. With clear groovy drums and soothing melodies, the track never gets to be "explosive," but it doesn't need to.

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  1. I can't say I completely agree with your review, as I love the album, but I can see what you are talking about. I think you should consider reviewing some live bans compared to their albums as well, I would love to see what you think. Great stuff, you got a follower!

  2. havnt had a chance to hear it yet.

  3. I love Explosion in the Sky! Gotta get the new album on vinyl!

  4. I'm not a huge fan of EITS but I'll check this out, sounds like it could be interesting.