The Knife - Shaking the Habitual Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience CHVRCHES - Recover EP Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin Nosaj Thing - Home Iceage - You're Nothing Foxygen - We are the 21st Century blah blah blah Atoms For Peace - Amok
I'm thinking Shaking the Habitual will be a perfect 10 on Pitchfoo
As the resident expert, I'm going to guess low 9's. It has all of the hallmarks of the 10 but the 40ish minutes of ambient noise on the album is going to be a bit much to overcome. At least in my mind it seems like they sabotage the momentum they build at numerous points in the album. Still an incredible achievement but they're not going to give a 10 to an album with 40 minutes of music that the vast majority of listeners will skip.
The cool thing about this album is that you can either listen to it as a whole, with movements separated by the ambient tracks, or you can pass them by completely and have a more streamlined listening experience by skipping them altogether. The former being a challenging and likely more rewarding result, and the l.atter being a more compact collection of terrific songs. I don't think either way is doing it wrong.