June 24, 2008

Islands / Arm's Way

Artist - Islands
Title - Arm's Way
Hometown - Montreal, Canaduh
Label - Anti
Street Date - Out Now
RIYL - Mars Volta on a playground
The Hits: Creeper- in a Patrick Wolf sorta way
Richter Magnitude Rating Scale- Light

Tilt-a-whirl orchestration with a falsetto crooner congo-ing towards progville - my ears are actually gagging. I didn't know it was physically possible until now but I swear it to be true. I appreciate any group who wants to get creative and go for a larger than life theatrical production but there is a fine line between complexity that works and a big bloody mess.

I hate to say it but I can't wait to take this CD out of my stereo. The cover art of a gaping wound leading into a brown acid bad fantasy world should have been a warning enough to stay clear. Next time the front of a record or CD beckons me into the anus of Roger Dean , I will remember that is not an adventure for me.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, foreal! Avoid all albums with hippie art from now on.