- The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
CRITIC SCORE
91
Based on 6 reviews
2001 Rank: #1 / 159
USER SCORE
89
Based on
118 ratings

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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
friendlybison
99
A touching, personal, powerful album filled with heart wrenching lyrics covered by a looming, haunting cloud of what I think is death. It perfectly combines noise rock with singer songwriter to make an otherworldly, perspective-shifting impact. There are a few hiccups now an then that hold it back, though. Besides that, it's a perfect album.
endianness
100
I'm a clinically depressed boy and this album makes me feel like it's okay to sometimes think about my alluring death wish of being mauled to death by a bear during a freezing cold Canadian winter.
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.
mxruss
97
Inexplicably good. Phil Elverum's finest work- it is incredibly rough and scratched, but its lo-fi feelings are what make this so impressive. The album is very personal–with many of its tracks being about Phil–and it has perfect lyrics to accompany the exquisite sounds. This album is one of the greatest gifts we've had in the 21st century.
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DETAILS

September 25, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
K Records / Label
Phil Elvrum / Producer
Lo-Fi, Indie Folk / Genres
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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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