Remove ads, unlock a dark mode theme, and get other perks by upgrading your account. Experience the website the way it's meant to be.

Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Aaron Mook, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. It's interesting.
  2. cryates

    Trusted Prestigious

    Still need to check this out but I'll probably just wait until it's released.
    Jason Tate likes this.
  3. Garrett

    you're not a ghost Moderator

    There's a lot more noise on this. Not something I particularly mind, but this album wasn't what I was expecting when I went into an EITS album. "Tangle Formations" was my favorite upon first listen.
  4. Kennedy Prestigious

    i was underwhelmed after my first listen, but we'll see... ill give it a few weeks.
  5. KBradley

    the earth is not a cold dead place.

    Spinning it on vinyl right now. Sounds like this is going to be a grower but I can already tell I'm going to love this.
  6. Toner

    A Welshy in London Supporter

    I was a bit worried after failing to really appreciate the 2 songs they put out ahead of the release. I'm starting to feel the excitement now though after seeing how well received it is by critics and people who've already got their hands in. Tomorrow should be a good day, especially with a new Mogwai album to enjoy!
  7. wisdomfordebris

    Moderator Moderator

    It's not a bad record, but I personally find it (mostly) underwhelming. I might be one of the few that WANTS them to be the 'crescendocore' band their critics fault them for.
  8. YoSoyCaitlin

    Newbie Prestigious

    Go see them play some of this songs live. That "noise" translates perfectly. Their Austin show was god damn beautiful!
  9. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    First few listens left me underwhelmed but I'll give it a lot more time.
  10. johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    The vinyl packaging for the album is some of the best I've ever seen.

    Good album.
  11. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Take Care had the same jacket
  12. johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    I've seen that Take Care at my local record store, but I don't own it. I now have Wilderness, The Earth is Not A Cold Dead Place, and Those Who on vinyl.
  13. KBradley

    the earth is not a cold dead place.

    Vinyl is gorgeous. Love the packaging and love the blue.

    Listening on headphones for the first time. Expecting to find a lot more nuance in the songs that I may have missed on first listen.
    Toner likes this.
  14. phaynes1


    Haven't been into them much lately but I need to check the new one out.
  15. Blake Solomon

    Mr. Emeritus Prestigious

    so excited for a first listen of this right now
  16. KBradley

    the earth is not a cold dead place.

    Yeah, this album is incredible.
  17. spencpants

    Can I pet your dog? Prestigious

    It's dope. I just bought tickets to their Brooklyn date in September.
  18. Brian Leonard


    I'd like to see how all the programming elements translates to the live show from this album
  19. KBradley

    the earth is not a cold dead place.

    Seeing them in May for the first time, which I'm really stoked about.
  20. Toner

    A Welshy in London Supporter

    The opener sets the stage so well. My spine was tingling the first time I heard it this morning. I love how it feels like totally uncharted territory for them and then right at the end that EITS trademark guitar tone comes in. It's like a little musical hug saying "Hey - it's still us, just different."
    KBradley likes this.
  21. atranslantic

    aka PeeDster

    Love that Explosion in the Sky went a new direction. Proud of them, it's brave. That said, it's not really grabbing me 2 or 3 tracks aside.
  22. ChrisCantWrite

    Trusted Prestigious

    "Tangle Formations," is my favorite song so far. I'm thinking about listening to the album while on a run. Might digest it better.
  23. johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    A headphones listen did wonders for me. I think the album really picks up at track 3
    KBradley likes this.
  24. KBradley

    the earth is not a cold dead place.

    Agree on all fronts.
  25. cryates

    Trusted Prestigious

    Finally getting to check this out right now. First track is a little different, but has that classic EITS feel.