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Explosions in the Sky
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care - Temporary Residence
FILTER Grade: 90%

By Dom Sinacola on May 13, 2011


Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky’s sixth full-length wastes no time in covering well-worn methods: “Last Known Surroundings” betrays a seething underbelly with bright guitar wails and martial drums; “Be Comfortable, Creature” does the same, only slower and brighter—“Let Me Back In,” too, but backwards. Effective as ever, really, but it’s “Trembling Hands”—think Broken Social Scene, beardless—that feels like the most urgent thing this band’s ever recorded, a past and future commingled ecstatically. It’s familiar but refreshing, evidence that a dinosaur genre like “post-rock” can still sound vital. Also? The album art turns into a house!

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