Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Music Review: The Black Angels-Indigo Meadow

 The Black Angels-Indigo Meadow
Average Score: 64
 [Blue Horizon]
Available At: emusic, Amazon MP3 & CD

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77 Paste
The album is a disjointed trip but a trip nonetheless, and few can take listeners on a wandering journey better than The Black Angels.
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70 Consequence Of Sound
The Black Angels don’t meander or mince words, and Indigo Meadow is a testament to that ideology.
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70 AllMusic
The Angels are masters at sounding simultaneously cool as a block of ice and hot as hellfire, but the cunning pop melodies are the real key to this album's success.
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60 Pop Matters
The sonic template, all the same, keeps this album less intense, and far less thundering. It shimmers in a light rain interspersed with sunshine. Still, haziness persists.
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60 Under The Radar
Despite coming across as borderline pastiche, Indigo Meadow's reproduction of throwback sounds comes from a genuine place. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.90]
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49 Pitchfork
It’s a not a crime for a revivalist outfit like the Black Angels to occasionally lapse into flower-power corniness; if delivered with a little self-awareness, it adds to the appeal of the anachronistic package. What’s not forgivable on Indigo Meadow is the pretension.
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