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End Times Undone

David KilgourVinyl
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"...the new album is a real gem, sparkling, with an off-the-cuff charm that compliments their melodic sensibilities. Fans of Real Estate who have never dipped a toe into Kilgour's pool, time to jump in." --BROOKLYN VEGAN

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  • Vinyl (August 5, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B00KTFJ9FI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,637 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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End Times Undone offers a robust sampling of the styles Kilgour has mastered over the last three decades. For an album that comes so late in one's career, it s a surprisingly convenient entry point into Kilgour s body of work. After a psychedelic intro, opener "Like Rain" immediately identifies itself as vintage Kilgour, with shimmering guitars that gracefully swell and secede. "Lose Myself in Sound" will appeal to fans of The Clean who favor songs where the band chugs along on a blissful straightline path. While the album has its share of abstract lyrics, this title is one to take seriously.

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Normally, I require more time to synthesize the effect of new music before finding the confidence to rate it, and that is certainly true when the initial temptation is to give it 5 stars. Given that most music purveyed by conglomerate music publishers/distributors should be safe to flush, any exceptions should be well considered. But in the case of David Kilgour, who is emerging as one of the most important artists (if not one of the most well known) of the last few generations, the first few bars of the first track on "End Times Undone" were enough to convince me that he found his voice long ago and each successive release is a new layer of complexity on top of an increasingly important body of work.

In a just world, or at least a world that averted the trap of turning music into disposable commodity, Kilgour's body of work would inspire "Who was the walrus?"-like questions and conspiratorial conjecture along the lines of "every track #6 on every Kilgour release is always totally badass." (Track #6 on "End Times Undone" would confirm such a statement, though I'd make a case for his tracks #8.) In response to the capitalistic assumption that all "good" music should have the potential to explode upon an adoring public that willingly parts with its cash and adulation, Kilgour's body of work--dating back to the early days of The Clean--confirms the ultimate truism that money can't buy everything. But my money DID buy "End Times Undone," as well as every other Kilgour release and I--at 51--am happy to have parted with it and would gladly call myself a hypocrite if he got the attention he deserves.
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4.0 out of 5 stars warm & tasty indie guitar/jangle pop/rock August 26, 2014
Format:Audio CD
9th album from former leader of legendary New Zealand band, the Clean—warm & tasty indie guitar/jangle pop/rock. Kilgour mixes strong hooks & melodies with unusually adept guitar playing and a creative sense of psychedelic roots rock to mold songs with a subtly organic, comfortable pop flow. Perhaps not as memorable as 2011’s “Left By Soft”, but still a decent listen. Sometimes reminiscent of bands like Eleventh Dream Day, the Chills, Tall Dwarfs, Yo La Tengo, Verlaines, Antietam.
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