Rotation: Explosions in the Sky
After the jump, find out about Explosions in the Sky's "asymmetrical multi-part structure."
In that respect, Everyone is in good company with the rest of the Explosions in the Sky discography, the majority of which uses big-sky post-rock to exactly the same effect. Those not intimately familiar with the band's oeuvre will be hard-pressed to distinguish Everyone from any of Explosions' other records, just as those not well-acquainted with the genre probably have difficulty telling Explosions from the other bands, from Mogwai to Mono to Maserati, that explore very similar territory. There may be an attempt to deal with this problem on "Catastrophe and the Cure," which uses an asymmetrical multi-part structure to create uncharacteristic tension. In general, however, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone lacks the thrill of the unexpected that would make it truly powerful and important, settling instead for being merely beautiful. The question consistently raised by Explosions in the Sky is whether beauty is enough. -- Daniel Mee