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To those who are casual fans, the band's music might seem to be fairly homogeneous. That is, things don't seem to vary that much from one outing to the next. I believe this is partially true, in that there are subtle musical differences each time, but the band's creative spirit and willingness to try some new things is always present.
This time there is more of a noticeable jump in a different direction sound-wise. The presence of keyboards and synths is certainly more noticeable here, but I see nothing wrong with it. To my ears, it is a way for the band to add some new sounds and musical ideas to their repertoire. I hear it as a natural outgrowth of a gradually developing creative process. The process is on an ever-upward trend, with little spikes and mini-valleys along the way. But for me, whether it's a spike or a valley it's all good.
I won't say "Mogwai fans rejoice!" Because not all Mogwai fans will think this is a great record. I also don't think it's great right now, not at first, although I like it. And as a keyboardist, I know it's going to grow on me. For those of you who like the guitar sounds? Take a listen. There is plenty of guitar going on, it's just a bit more subtle.
While I don't find this album as interesting as some of my other favorites of theirs, they are doing some cool new things with textures and orchestration. This is definitely Mogwai.Read more ›
albums like Rock Action,Young Team,12inch like My father,My son.
Mogwai can,at this point in their career,do whatever they feel like and they have nothing
to prove.I'm glad they're still releasing music.
Rave tapes is different from your favorite Mogwai albums.
I would recommend listening to it only when you have time to play it from finish to end.
I recommend keeping an open mind.don't think "this is Mogwai.it should be a little like this or that".
Rave Tapes stands,I've listened all the way through 4 times,solid on it's own terms.
it grows on you,it has a lot to give,but you need to erase the past and your expectations.
I hold,this early,Rave Tapes as art on level with Rock Action or Mr.Beast.
it reaches somewhere in me where new and beautiful come together at night.
if you're new to Mogwai or whatever,you can start here.why not?
Rock Action will always be there and you have a life to live.
I can fully recommend Mogwais new album to fans new and old.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my fav Mogwai albums (next to Mr. Beast probably). Very cool art and sleeve. Throw this one in the face of all your hipster friends!Published 3 months ago by Tretnine
Love this album, and its just great on vinyl. Just wish Amazon packaged these a little more carefully.Published 5 months ago by Frank Gibson
Beautiful album front and back. Much heavier use of electronic and synthy sounds on this record compared to their more recent stuff.Published 7 months ago by Rodrigo Hernandez
I don't know. Maybe MOGWAI should just change their name because after listening to "My Father, My King," something like "Rave Tapes" sounds utterly pointless.Published 10 months ago by chris romano
Not even close to Happy Songs for Happy People, The Hawk Is Howling, Mr. Beast, Rock Action, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, or Come On Die Young. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Andrew
each album i say they can't top the last and every release i am proven wrong. they add elements to their sound with each disc and rave tapes is no different. so beautiful.Published 16 months ago by douglas esper
I am sorry to say as a fan of Mogwai since 2003's Happy Songs for Happy People I was not thrilled with this album. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael G.
Awesomeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! The delays on vinyl sound great!!Published 20 months ago by Ronald1234