Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July Review Mogwai "Hardcore will never die, but you will" LP Review

So as of this month I will be posting one review per month finishing out the year as far as reviews go, which will follow with me concentrating on other writings that I have been harboring on for the past year and have yet to put into effect. For now here is my July Review which is for the post rock group Mogwai's 2011 opus "Hardcore will never die, but you will".

Mogwai “Hardcore will never die, but you will” LP

Scottish post rock legends have been putting out sonic masterpieces for the past two decades that will deliver different feelings depending on the listener. Every time I listen to this record, it puts me in the best mood and makes me feel like its never too late. Mogwai paints intense portraits, with their audio pallet that breaths forth guitar driven pieces accompanied with various electronic elements, clean solid bass lines, and intense drumming that drives you to move along with the beat. Pieces like “Mexican Grand Prix”, "San Pedro”, “George Square Thatcher Death Party”, “White Noise”, and my personal favorite, “How to be a Werewolf” definitely help the band shine out in the post rock movement. There are minimal amounts of vocals on this record, but this is an album that needs no vocals or lyrics because the music itself tells a story. Mogwai continues to release new albums, but this particular one will always have a place in my heart!!

Have another review written for Aug which will be up soon until then stay tuned....