ABBEY FRIGGEN ROAD! Oddly enough, this has been a recent appreciation due to my realization that Ringo Starr is amazing on this album. Not that he wasn’t previously, but that album is the Bible of tasteful yet imaginative drumming. ‘Come Together’ is enough evidence for that.
My father taped headphones to my mother’s stomach while I was in the womb. Needless to say Nevermind was played often. Does that count as a memory?
It seems like most people I’ve talked to and most comments I’ve read push the same sentiments across. I agree with the above posts on practically all fronts. The extra vocals were not only unnecessary as the band usually does a fine enough job keeping their tracks interesting, but at times they outright ruined songs. Especially when you compare them with Tyondai’s vocal efforts, they just pale in comparison. Certainly you can’t expect the same vocal stylings, but they seem way too out of place nonetheless. Still, I enjoyed a good portion of this album. I don’t think that it was as engaging as Mirrored or the EPs, even from an instrumental standpoint, and thus far I consider it my least favorite release from Battles. I enjoyed it though. 3/5