- Stubborn Persistent Illusions

Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Rank: #54 / 405
USER SCORE
77
Based on
43 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Stubborn Persistent Illusions can seem daunting with its hour-long runtime, but it's a worthy monolith that can be explored on the listener's own terms.

90
The Line of Best Fit

Musical statements like this, able to carry so much weight yet move so freely, and all without saying a word, are few and far between.

80
The Skinny

Do Make Say Think have always found new and exciting ways to blend their jazzy time signatures with chamber orchestral brilliance, and their latest is no different in a long line of exemplary releases from the band.

80
AllMusic

DMST seem to be reveling in the splendor of life, and sound determined to express joy and wonder even if hopelessness and futility are the easier options. This is an utterly triumphant, uplifting album.

80
Drowned in Sound

It really is a rarity to find artists this far into their career, and after such a sustained break, sound so fresh and positive.

80
The 405

DMST’s first new album since 2009, Stubborn Persistent Illusions, is excellent in a different way. Gone are the rustic looking, red wine-tasting moments of their 00s output. This is music for nature.

78
Pitchfork

It’s the well-oiled sound of a band pushing the boundaries of a genre littered with tropes, without succumbing to any of them.

70
PopMatters
More often than not, the music feels like a cool breeze at dusk after a hot sunny day—the kind of thing that can recharge you and make you look forward to what lies ahead before you go to sleep.
Jun 25, 2017
pouls
56
Part of me wanted to like this album because hey, new Canadian post-rock is never a bad thing, but I just cannot get into this album because of how cliché it is. It evokes all of these post-rock tropes and sounds that really take away the sense of surprise and emotion that a good post-rock album should have, honestly. The final product is a bland mixture of post-rock sounds, and it's an ultimately predictable album.
May 27, 2017
DiegoPaim01
70
Não é um som que estou acostumado, que é acessível pra mim..então fui pra esse álbum com o intuito de experimentar mesmo, de encontrar sons novos. Algumas músicas me cairam muito bem, pelas belas melodias e a sensibilidade deste som. Sinto que várias músicas aqui conseguem pintar uma imagem bem viva, as guitarras tem melodias bem explosivas em alguns momentos, e as composições são bem ricas em ... read more
May 25, 2017
scott96k
80
War on Torpor will definitely end up somewhere on my top 10 favourite tracks of the year
Apr 11, 2017*
GoldenChords
69
Pensamientos después de un mes: La calidad del álbum sí tenía algo que ver, pero no demasiado. Mi postura sigue siendo la misma. Álbum totalmente innecesario, aunque no voy a negar que es cuanto menos bello, pero, ¡hey!, como cualquier álbum del género. El Post-Rock es un género moribundo desde hace más de 15 años, tan único que se le acabó la gracia antes de que fuera mundialmente conocido.

Tal vez sea ... read more
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May 19, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Constellation / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
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MISC LISTS
# 21 - Exclaim! (First Half)
Track List
  1. War on Torpor
  2. Horripilation
  3. A Murder of Thoughts
  4. Bound
  5. Her Eyes on the Horizon
  6. As Far as the Eye Can See
  7. Shlomo's Son
  8. Return, Return Again
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, scott96k


Added on: March 9, 2017