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LISTEN: A Place To Bury Strangers - Worship
The Quietus , June 11th, 2012 09:56

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New York's purveyors of deep, dreamy and heavy-as-hell rock music A Place To Bury Strangers release their new album Worship today, via Dead Oceans. It marks the follow-up to 2009's Exploding Head, and continues to explore their established pathways of explosive guitar noise and subtle melody. We're pleased to be able to offer you a full stream of the album, which you can listen to via the embed below. [EDIT: STREAM NOW TAKEN DOWN]

"This album was written, recorded, mixed and mastered by A Place To Bury Strangers. It is our vision of what our music should sound like in 2012, not someone else's interpretation," says the band's Dion Lunadon. "Every sound on the album is made by us and our tools; tools created by us, used on no other recordings, and purposefully built for this project. This is real. Some of it is the band being in complete control — bending, shaping and building the songs and the sounds. Other parts are the band relinquishing control and letting the songs and sounds take over and produce themselves. We are not trying to reinvent ourselves, but simply push ourselves further in all aspects of our music."

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Jun 12, 2012 11:52pm

Hmmmm. No. Big thumb down.

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Jun 15, 2012 4:44pm

Being perfectly honest it's not the cover-to-cover assault on the senses that "Exploding Head" is. It's different-- but different is good. If I wanted to listen to "Exploding Head" I would.

I enjoy hearing a band evolve and change over time and experiment a bit instead of doing exactly the same thing over and over again.

Ever since "You are the one" was released it has quickly become one of my favorite ABTBS tracks, and "Fear" gave me head-to-toe goosebumps when I turned it up in the car this morning.

The first half of the record is fantastic, but some of the deeper cuts don't really do it for me yet. Maybe that will come with more listens.

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Jun 16, 2012 5:32pm

In reply to Steve:

See Steve, this is where I think you are wrong. I think they are doing the same thing they did on Exploding Head, which is to say going pop and become more accessible. But they do it worse. This album is a disappointment on any level. Any. I don't see "different" here, it's the same old trick, over and over again. Boring.

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