Category Archives: 2007

Battles – Mirrored [2007]

It was one of the surprise critical hits of last year, but Battles’ Mirrored hasn’t escaped your careful consideration just yet. Here’s a few picks from critic and reader submitted sound bites; if you think you can better then do share!

“Sprawling space age sounds with mathematic deliberation and hypnotic rhythms.”

“It’s a collection of songs, of twisting and intertwining melodies and beat patterns, that make the listener want to get up and jump around; they’re songs for handclaps and finger snaps.”

-Drowned in Sound

Mirrored is a breathtaking aesthetic left-turn that sounds less like rock circa 2007 than rock circa 2097″

-Pitchfork

Mirrored is easily the most instrumentally intensive album I’ve heard this year.”

-Dusted

To vote on which you prefer, then just use the poll feature listed above this little help section. Or if you think you can do better, submit your own sound bite using the comments section below, or e-mailing submissions@writeabite.com. We promise to post all sound bites submitted, along with author name and contact details, if you like of course.

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Arcade Fire – Neon Bible [2007]

Where would any self-respecting music website be without a review of Neon Bible, that’s right…In the middle of nowhere of course. For you delectation, please find selected sound bites about Arcade Fire’s sophomore record.

“Blissed out ethereal sounds complete with stunning song writing and dreamy aesthetics.”

“I HATE it when i have to try SO FUCKING HARD TO HEAR WHAT THE FUCK GOES ON WITH THE INSTRUMENTS!?!?”

Metacritic

“Arcade Fire have streamlined the raw, large sound of Funeral into something that achieves the same magnitudinous scale through more economical means.”

-Pitchfork

” Like the band who made it, Neon Bible is a thrilling enigma.”

-The Guardian

To vote on which you prefer, then just use the poll feature listed above this little help section. Or if you think you can do better, submit your own sound bite using the comments section below, or e-mailing submissions@writeabite.com. We promise to post all sound bites submitted, along with author name and contact details, if you like of course.

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Amiina – Kurr [2007]

Next on the list of sound bites is Amiina, with their 2007 effort, Kurr. We asked our readers how they would describe the album in a sentence and have compiled the results alongside reviews from more established sites.

Our survey said…

Kurr is a combination of gentle melodies, heart felt plucking and soul led compositions.”

“Weak and over-produced, Amiina prove on this record that they are nothing without Sigur Rós.”

“Totally essential stuff and a massive recommendation.”

-Boomkat

“Amiina’s début album is a work of subtle beauty, but like that unprecedented end to a day that never happened, explore Kurr too deeply and only frustration will be your reward.”

-Drowned in Sound

To vote on which you prefer, then just use the poll feature listed above this little help section. Or if you think you can do better, submit your own sound bite using the comments section below, or e-mailing submissions@writeabite.com. We promise to post all sound bites submitted, along with author name and contact details, if you like of course.

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