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Besnard Lakes, The / Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, The
Album:Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, The Collection:General
Artist:Besnard Lakes, The Added:03/2010
Label:Jagjaguwar 

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Add Date:2010-05-16 Pull Date:2010-07-18 
Week Ending:18 Jul11 Jul4 Jul27 Jun13 Jun6 Jun30 May23 May
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4.Thu, 16 May 13:Andy S
Daydream Disaster
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5.Thu, 12 May 11:Andy S
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6.Sun, 13 Mar 11:Jiggler and Stan Power
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Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2010-05-12 
Awesome dream-pop balladry with a heavy base in My Bloody Valentine, major intrusions from slowcore, and a general propensity for the anthemic. Lots of hugely drawn-out, well executed build-ups, with an appreciated handful of shorter, close-range numbers. Everything here's certainly worth a try, so pay more heed to the track lengths and levels of epic than my recs. That said, I'd start with 2 for a longer one and 4 for a shorter. FCC clean. –Andy

1 - Short, instrumental opening to track 2; blippy synth, feedback moans, chopped fuzzy voice syllables
**2 - (play track 1 for extended opening) Starts as a somber, falsetto piano ballad a la Shearwater with ambient backing, breaks out at the 2 minute mark into an epic, cheery guitar-rock sprawler
*3 - Strings, delicate piano and falsetto vox constitute a gently mystical first half; guitar comes in for a long, well-paced buildup
**4 - Female lead vox and falsetto backing over MBV guitar riffs; simple, summery, lots of hooks and harmonies
*5 - Loud guitars and Low-style harmonized male vox in a serious rock groove
6 - Short, ambient intro to track 7
7 - (play track 6 for extended opening) Slow-burning, dark, twangy verses with brighter, synth-backed choruses; builds to another epic close
*8 - Nervous ambient fade-in, twangy tremolo'd guitar; bleak, pounding rock
*9 - Gorgeously produced layers of piano, organ, gentle riffs; lulling into anthemic
10 - Wandering, calm, often ambient, with quiet female vox and chunky guitar

Track Listing
1.Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 1: The Ocean 6.Land Of Living Skies Pt. 1: The Land
2.Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 2: The Innocent 7.Land Of Living Skies Pt. 2: The Living Skies
3.Chicago Train 8.And This Is What We Call Progress
4.Albatross 9.Light Up The Night
5.Glass Printer 10.The Lonely Moon