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Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight
i really don't think it's fair to call sm 'the usual mercury rev atmospherics with spirutual flourishes', considering the marked difference between this and the more organic instrumentation of previous albums. in all honesty, sm is indicative of a band attempting to adapt to a new method of songwriting, and as a result you can hear the growing pains. although the potential is definitely there. to call it more of the same is basically insulting their attempts to break out of a near-creative lull and inject something new into their process.
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Go listen to Boces, then come back and talk about "usual atmospherics".
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hope that wasn't directed at me

i really do

on that note though boces was pretty fantastic
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Nope, it was directed at the reviewer.
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hard to blame him tbh, i'm pretty sure 90% of the people who pay attention to mercury rev do so because of deserter's songs

that's what got me to like them
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I don't disagree with you guys, but it does seem as if you're highlighting just one line of a whole review that actually takes into consideration a lot of things...it's not saying "more of the same" by any means.
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Snowflake Midnight is, as always
bassist Dave Fridmann complements the band’s sentiment exquisitely every time

YEAH OKAY

that said though, everything else is just a factual consideration of the music. what do you want us to critique, if not the focal point of the review?
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