Label: Caroline International - HSU-10074 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
· The result is his rock outfit’s most confident LP to date, an effort that pairs their rootsy anthemics (and Bridwell’s haloed tenor) with lush sonics and a newfound lyrical focus: family. “Dull Times / The Moon” is a two-part, seven-minute opener whose rivulets of dreamy guitar eventually give way to a flood of Neil Young-ian distortion.
Posted by Ivan Gallozzi.
· Tonally, Why Are You OK is a different animal than its predecessor, often placing frontman Ben Bridwell 's warm exaltations within the pseudo-synthetic context of droning synth layers and effects-laden atmospherica. Album opener "Dull Times/The Moon" is a slow-building seven-minute opus whose dreamy space-crawl eventually gives way to a typhoon /10().
· Band of Horses is one of the few modern alternative/indie bands I really love. In my opinion "Infinite Arms" is my favorite album from Band of Horses. "Why Are You Ok" is now battling to be my favorite from them. The album really almost has a Prog rock sound to it/5().
· There is also a sense of surprise on "Why Are You OK," hinting that Bridwell has more in store for the future. The opening track, "Dull Times / The Moon" is a seven-minute jam that leads you into an epic verse toward the end of the song. It serves as a gateway into the rest of the album.
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