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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU has catapulted quickly to the forefront of American instrumental bands in part due to their geographical lineage. In short, they are the natural progression and modern incarnation of all great Southwestern music from many generations past. Texas is in the blood of these four young men and every note they hang evokes the imagery and feel of traversing the long, lonesome highways of the Southwest. Bands like THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY have become our new Americana and everyone from T-Bone Walker to Wild Bill Longley are resting more peacefully because of it.
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In the last two years or so, I've become a sort of connoisseur of 'post-rock' music. Prior to this, my musical open-mindedness was relatively low (I was/am a devout/casual deadhead). But then I got exposed to bands like Explosions and the rest is history.
Onwards: this album is terrific. While I definitely enjoy their self-titled album, this, to me, is superior in many ways. I absolutely and thoroughly dig what they do here. I won't go into detail because if you're curious enough you can find out what this sounds like on your own via various sites like last.fm, but this is definitely one of my most-listened to albums in the last year. The two standouts for me are "The World Is Our " and "Happiness". The latter being one of the most beautiful post-rock pieces I've heard. As others have said, there is a minor/moderate element of electronica in their music, as well as a pinch of psychedelia. To me, it comes together in a very gorgeously arrayed presentation of aural landscapes...or something like that. :)
If you're curious, give it a shot. Additionally, if you're just delving into this amazing genre, I'd like to suggest: Yndi Halda, The Evpatoria Report, Joy Wants Eternity, Hammock, and The American Dollar. Highly underrated bands, each of them, and all making original and bright endeavors into the genre.
If you like any of the Bands I've listed then you'll love this Band. Just remember no Lyrics. Doesn't matter cause they still get there point across with just the Music.
I was wrong.
This album is incredible. The second track, "The World is Our ___", is quite possibly the best post-hardcore song I've ever heard. Emotional and violent, beautiful and distorted, the track is one I will never forget. The album on the whole is written with maturity and my first listen was a fantastic one. I will continue to be in awe of these guys.
I've listened to this genre for as long as I can remember and although it is comparable to Explosions in the Sky, Mono, Mogwai etc, I can easily say that it stands alone against them and holds its own. They have created their own unique blend of sound that illuminates the air.
This type of music isnt for everyone, granted everyone sails their own ship, but if ever there were a ship to be sailed along a crestline sea that goes from blue to green then this is the album I would be playing.
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The reason I'm giving two stars instead of one is because I have listened to the music before and really enjoyed it but the record was flimsy and had flaws and then when trying to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mattea elliott
I love this album, but the LP comes with NO JACKET! It's just loose in a plastic bag and a piece of paper. This should be in the description as the LP can easily get damaged.Published 4 months ago by R. James
This Will Destroy You has a great sound. Their songs start out with a subtle ambient feel and build until you can feel what they're playing all over your body. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stephanie E. Czajkowski
Very moving and motivational music for me. Great when I am studying or reflecting on what I want to achieve in life.Published 17 months ago by P. Myhre