Saturday, May 29, 2010

Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You (2001)

Unwound was cut from the same mold as the two other '90s stalwart post-hardcore bands that got most of the attention; Fugazi and Quicksand. Unwound veered from the safer path those two took (albeit one by breaking up and the other maturing into one of the finest bands ever) and went a bit more avant in their approach.

They kept it subtle and airy at one end but made it noisy and grating on the other; taking the best attributes of post-punk and fusing it with the audacity of noise rock, all the while toeing the line between indie, post-hardcore and post-rock; this is definitely one of the best albums of the new millennium. It's a sprawling and expansive hour-and-seventeen minute affair that delves into both spacey atmospherics and punk rock riffing.

Bravo, Unwound. Nice way to go out- leave your fans wanting more and critics scratching their heads with the whole "what if?" question.


Sebastian Sharif said...

Hey! Any chance of reuploading? Thanks in advance!

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