Garden Window

5/5

Garden Window

O'Brother

Genre: Alternative

  1. said:

    nice

  2. gives it a: 5/5

    (No review.)

  3. gives it a: 4/5

    ‘Garden Window’ most certainly has clear and direct influences sound-wise, but knowing that only serves to return your mind to reality on occasion when listening to it. The arrangements are emotionally engulfing in ways that take you by surprise.

    Anyway, spin this record.

  4. gives it a: 5/5

    O’Brother’s first full length really brings out all the best parts of their style that began on the EP “The Death of Day” and drives it home with scouring guitar riffs and solid vocals. Tanner Merritt’s voice has really matured in the past few years, and he shows it off on tracks like Sputnik, where he sounds almost desperate to Cleanse Me, where his voice is, at times, more powerful than the music – and that’s a good thing.

    The music itself varies just as much as the vocals, and we get some haunting ambiance that is stark difference to the near soul crushing heaviness that can be found in the track titled Malum.

    O’Brother really delivers here with a great line up of songs that go from poundingly heavy to soothingly soft, sometimes in the same track.