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In Evening Air

April 21, 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 21, 2010
  • Release Date: April 21, 2010
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Total Length: 36:00
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  • ASIN: B003KRNV1A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,462 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Farhat on November 15, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album seems hard on the ears at first: the voice is something like a black womanized version of frank black + tom waits (which honestly sounds better with every listen.) You'll probably get hooked on the initial guitar rhythm of "vireo's eye" which is really quite a good song (though to be honest there may be better songs on the album, such as "long flight" for instance.) But really, please get this album (any way you can) because it's worth it. The sound work is really well done, instrumentation has great diversity of what some would call 'indi-electro-pop' but to me it just sounds like originality. The album does have a strange cohesion, mostly in just how groovin these tunes can be. Tempo changes will make some skip to the tracks they prefer, but by the time I listened to this album on loop for about a couple hours, I ended up giving a positive rating for 7 out of the albums' 9 tracks, not because all are vibrantly-poppy, but because they are 7 really listenable and enjoyable songs. I found the simplicity of some of the lyrics to be my favorite parts, as well as the slightly off-kilter gramatical phrasing of words (reminiscent a little of weezer blue album style of songwriting)
Please, please get this album. Definitely a fine album for the decade.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John Wraith on January 25, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I am a bit stunned that, in the currently saturated music media, this record didn't get more attention. I'm not normally a great fan of the Thrill Jockey label because many of its flagship bands' concentration on texture comes at the expense of songcraft, to the point that the songs become a bit bland and samey (think The Sea and Cake). But this stuff is totally different. I'd file this band's sound between Crystal Castles and Wild Nothing; it's got a chaos to it, a weird noise that reminds me of the former group but a focus on texture and ambiance that reminds me of the latter. So it's electro, and it probably sounds really great on drugs, but I'm not sure it's going to light up the dance floors as much as Crystal Castles might.

What really makes this LP even more original, though, is the vocals. They remind me of those of fellow Baltimorons Wilderness, a sort of throaty, unhinged scraping from the lead singer. I would also compare the vocals to those of The Twilight Sad, even if the accent isn't Scottish but some strange lampooning of a European accent. I mean, I would guess that the frothing-at-the-mouth singing style on "Tin Man" is a mean-spirited parody of something, but I don't know what. Who knows what he's talking about, even though you can make out the lyrics pretty clearly. I'm into it, though. I'm into it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dagny on October 4, 2011
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I recently heard "Vireo's Eye" and just had to have it! Because it's so good I didn't mind buying the whole album to get it. What I came away with is a diverse collection of pieces - all different moods and pulses. I love all but one of them. And I still LIKE that one! What a find! I can't get "Tin Man" out of my head! ... and I don't want to... ! These tunes are haunting and moving. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robhartj on April 19, 2015
Format: Audio CD
Like most so far, I discovered Future Islands from their masterpiece breakthrough album "Singles" and their amazing showstopping performance on Letterman. They had this unique but familiar sound that was irresistible. The lead singer had this raspy soulful voice accompanied by lavish synths and lush guitars with nice 80's style beats. It was truly a career changing album for them and I'm glad it shot them into the spotlight. It's also interesting for me to know that they are from a town near my small town which is rare. So I listened to Singles over and over without even thinking of their past work. But one day I couldn't help it and had to check out their early albums. I am so happy that I did because this album and "On The Water" are amazing in their own rights. I would pick this album between the two as the better though. I couldn't find a copy anywhere in the US so I had to order it on here. I controlled myself not to listen to it on Spotify or any other site before it arrived. It was well worth the wait. After a few listens already here is a track by track review.

1. Walking Through That Door: The album starts off quick with this emotional song for the dance floor. The synth riff in this is simple but impossibly catchy. Sam's singing is on spot as expected. Great intro song to a great album. 10/10
2. Long Flight: Another perfect synth riff with rolling drums and bass. Sam has a different sound to his vocals on this. It's almost like he's trying to imitate Elvis, but failing, and sounding great at the same time. The final repetition of the chorus hits this note that is just pure gold. Great song to listen to while thinking over a relationship. 10/10
3. Tin Man: This band just keeps bringing the awesome synth riffs.
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Future Islands is the best modern New Wave -ish band out there. This is a great album. Inch of Dust is my second favorite all time song of theirs. Give it a listen. Vireo's Eye is awesome. I had a hard time with Long Flight at first but once I got in to the lyrics I really dug in. This is probably the most 'grating' of their albums. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but if you aren't sure, start with On the Water or Singles first.
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