What the fuck is up with the human race and their general disdain for long, ambient tracks interspersed with dance numbers? That is the best part about this album, fucking balance.
I have been busy and mostly boarding on my phone. In other words, PEA UPDATE YER OWN DAMN LIST AND WHILE YER AT IT PUT THE FUCKING KNIFE ON ERRYBODYS.
Disdain is a strong word but I guess I'm not a fan. I enjoy drone well enough but I need to be in the right mood for it. The drones on the new Godspeed are wonderful because they fit perfectly alongside the other tracks. In contrast, The Knife lulls me into one specific mood and then abruptly switches to another one that is vastly different. I have no problem with tracks like Oryx and Crake but 20 minute long excursions into drone are going to be skipped more often than not. It's only a minor complaint because they're easy to skip and we're still left with 50ish minutes of brilliant music but I imagine it will keep it from being a 10 on Pitchfork (not that that means anything).