The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place


The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

Explosions in the Sky

The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place is the third studio album by Austin post-rock group Explosions in the Sky, which comprises Mike Smith and Munaf Rayani on guitars, Michael James on bass, and Christopher Hrasky on drums, with the album being produced by John Congleton. The album consists of five tracks spanning 45 minutes. The album was released on 4 November 2003 by Temporary Residence Limited. Having formed in Austin, Texas, in 1999, the band recorded two studio albums before releasing The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place. The album is often considered to be released within Read more on

  1. gives it a: 4/5


  2. gives it a: 5/5

    The first explosions record I came upon. I cant drive and listen to this album because my mind will begin to wander off. I suggest listening to this record alone for the first time.

  3. gives it a: 5/5

    I once put this record on as ambiance for a silent self-reflective writing activity, and when I returned to the room to announce that time was up, not an eye of the 20+ pairs in the house was dry. I dare you to find as emotive a record, especially one without vocals of any kind. It finds places in you that you didn’t even know were there.

  4. gives it a: 5/5

    Still one of my favorite albums of all time.

  5. gives it a: 5/5

    “The Earth…” is the quintessential post-rock record. It’s ambient and spacey, but actually follows melody lines.