Painted Ruins - Grizzly Bear
- Genre: Alternative
- Release Date: 2017-08-18
- Explicitness: notExplicit
- Country: USA
- Track Count: 11
- ℗ 2017 Grizzly Bear Music, LLC, under exclusive license to RCA Records
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Painted Ruins - Grizzly Bear User Reviews
Good lord, Grizzly Bear has created their own universe by way of a respectful nod toward the universe we think we inhabit. Painted Ruins comes straight from the primal soup. It's a proggy, unabashedly psychedelic ride focused by despair, anger, and a sense that all is not yet completely lost. Daniel Rossen is a man possessed, a veritable fountain of music and his generation's Paul Simon. Know him by Four Cypresses, a brutal work of art. Ed Droste balances this out with the day's moment-by-moment passions and losses, while Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear are musician's musicians. Painted Ruins tops Shields even, and is perfect for these bizarre times just as Yellow House was.
By Grizzly Bear 2017
This is an amazing album! It's best when you just play through the whole thing like Dark Side of The Mood. Amazing when walking alone in city streets and subway etc.
By Reviews by JC
Lots of “futuristic” 80’s movies tried to predict the way music would sound in the future. It was always some mix of crappy synth sounds with non sensical rhythmic ideas and bad lyrics. Welcome to the latest Grizzly Bear record.
another stellar album from these guys - pure class.
BEST OF THE YEAR
No one is making music like this anymore. Lush, complex, cinematic, emotive and beautiful. These 4 incredibly talented lads are saving the indie rock sphere. Bravo, GB!
Their best yet. It is an album that you keep finding more and more about as you listen.
A wonderful step forward while still keeping the essence
By Hail to the bleach
I love how this album (like all previous ones) take a few listens to click. I wish Ed sang more in the album, but I like Daniel's vocals too. Aquarian is such a cool song. I've had it on repeat for a few days.
The only thing I don't like about this record is that it seems like the vocal harmonies have been moved back a little behind the mix and the punchy drums have been moved to the front. If you listen to this album and then play Shields or Vkmst you'll notice the subtle difference.
These Painted Ruins Are Gorgeous
I seldom write music reviews, but this band, and this album more specifically, deserves all the praise in the world. I have to admit, I'm a bit biased in that I love everything this band releases. That being said, this album is a great representation of what this band has to offer: interesting instrumentation, amazing production/sound textures, and lovely melodies. If you like this album and haven't heard their other music, then definitely check out their previous work - it's all great. The guitarist, Dan Rossen, has a beautiful playing style, choosing chord voicings and implementing song structures that are very unique and original. His voice paired with lead singer Ed Droste combine for amazing harmonies submerged under the beautiful sounds underlying the songs, courtesty of producer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor and the phenomenal drumming of Chris Bear. All of these songs have something to offer even the most casual fan of music and, even though this might not be my favorite album of theirs, Grizzly Bear continue to make amazing tunes packed full of interesting ideas, something a lot of music produced nowadays is sorely lacking.
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