Manchester Orchestra: "Pale Black Eye"


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Release date: May 10th, 2011
Genre: alternative rock, indie... a little roots/punk

This album hits all the soft tones ("Leave It Alone"), driving beats ("Mighty"/"April Fool"), and hallowing keys ("Apprehension"). Favourite track? The melancholic "Pale Black Eye".
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6 comments:

  1. what are your thoughts on the album?

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  2. kinda has a bit of everything in it huh

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  3. Yeah; these guys were unknown to me until now, so there's little I've to offer in terms of review. I find Simple Math too toned down for a thorough listening without extensive rainfall.

    PS: I did get your previous comment; but Blogger was being odd the other day.

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  4. I vaguely remember seeing these guys live, but I had never thought to pick up their album. The album was alright, but I could not listen to it the whole way through. The songs go from high energy to pretty mellow, (especially in the second half of the album) which lost my interest.

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  5. Are they even high energy, or just relatively high energy? The instrumentation is fairly subdued throughout.

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  6. high energy is probably the wrong way of describing it, but there is a pretty vast difference between songs like 'april fool' to 'simple math'

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