- The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
CRITIC SCORE
91
Based on 6 reviews
2001 Rank: #1 / 163
USER SCORE
90
Based on
157 ratings

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92
Pitchfork

The Glow Pt. 2 ... captures the sea, the sky, and the mountains in a sonic panorama that seems to live without beginning or end. A sprawling, swirling composition that is both as varied and as consistent as the landscape itself, The Glow Pt. 2 exceeds even its predecessor in capturing the simultaneous wrath and fragility of nature.

90
AllMusic

Expansive yet accessible, indulgent yet unpretentious, The Glow, Pt. 2 redefines the Microphones' fascinatingly contradictory music.

90
PopMatters
It’s architecturally stunning on the large scale – careening from silence to squally noise to bouncing headphone-oriented stereo moments to odd, reeling pop-waltzes in a glorious depiction of all of nature’s fickle, freckled life. And in its small, intimate inflections it also glows with an incredible vitality.
90
Consequence of Sound

What ultimately makes The Glow Pt. 2 so relatable even in the midst of its impenetrable couplets is Elverum’s dedication to recovery. 

90
Under The Radar
The Microphones are one of the most original, interesting bands to come out in the last 3 years.
Jul 3, 2016
exception
85
An essential alternative rock album. The guitar work from The Microphones is absolutely stunning, and it varies from slow and soft to fast paced. The main complaint I have about this album is that the lyricist kept a stagnant tone through a large majority of the album, and I tend to lose focus when that happens. The lyrics themselves were very interesting, dealing with subjects like loneliness and love, with a unique spin on some rehashed and overused topics. I appreciate The Glow Pt. 2, ... read more
Jun 14, 2017
Felindie
78
Fav Tracks: I Want Wind to Blow, You'll Be in the Air
Apr 25, 2017*
F0rZ3r0
94
Noisy, lyrical, spiritual. It's a very peaceful album that is super essential.
Jan 11, 2017*
endianness
100
I'm a clinically depressed boy and this album makes me feel like it's okay to think about my sometimes alluring death wish of being mauled to death by a bear during a freezing cold Canadian winter.
Dec 24, 2016*
unknownpleasure
85
There are some real gems on this album, at the same time there were a few songs that I didn't think were too good. Maybe I need to give this another listen.

Favorite tracks: Headless Horseman, The Mansion, I Felt Your Shape

Edit: Definitely a grower. I like this album a lot.
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Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sufjan Stevens

Illinois

September 25, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
K Records / Label
Phil Elvrum / Producer
Lo-Fi, Indie Folk / Genres
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# 1 - Pitchfork
Track List
  1. I Want Wind to Blow
  2. The Glow Pt. 2
  3. The Moon
  4. Headless Horseman
  5. My Roots Are Strong and Deep
  6. Instrumental
  7. The Mansion
  8. (Something)
  9. (Something)
  10. I'll Not Contain You
  11. The Gleam Pt. 2
  12. Map
  13. You'll Be in the Air
  14. I Want to Be Cold
  15. I Am Bored
  16. I Felt My Size
  17. Instrumental
  18. I Felt Your Shape
  19. Samurai Sword
  20. My Warm Blood
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