It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water

The Microphones - It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water
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Based on 5 reviews
2000 Ratings: #15 / 107
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Based on 227 ratings
2000 Ratings: #32
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September 26, 2000 / Release Date
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ThrowBackG
89
The rumors are true. There are indeed other Microphone albums outside of 'The Glow Pt.2'!

I know I'm not the first to say this is like a warm up, a prologue, ect to 'The Glow Pt.2'but its true! Hell, I'd say Phil's career. Some of his most iconic moments in Mount Eerie and The Microphones can be traced back to this album. This album is almost like his sketchbook. Some rough edges, but it really does feel like you're partaking in Phil's beautiful world.
MySoftBulletin
92
Phil Elverum's first masterpiece , truly extraordinary. The more I listen to him the more I am starting to think he may be my favourite artist of all time (next to Kanye West of course).
MarkCooper
89
This album is a further example of the one-of-a-kind sound Phil Elverum has given to music. A divine sound none of us knew we needed, but don't want to imagine a world without it.

Favorite Tracks: the Glow, Karl Blau, Sand, the Breeze, Something, Organs
Tielur
90
I came to this after a hard break up and it gave me a big warm hug
LasagnaZissou
79
LasagnaZissou Review #96

And the award for the most indie folk sounding album title of all time goes to...

For real though this is a pretty good album and it's the first time The Microphones and their lead boy Phil really showed what they were made of. And as a stepping stone to their creative peak, this record can't be denied of the quality it possessed and then went on to further inspire.
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Track List

  1. the Pull
  2. Ice
  3. Sand
  4. the Glow
  5. Karl Blau
  6. Drums
  7. the Gleam
  8. the Breeze
  9. (Something)
  10. Between Your Ear and the Other Ear
  11. Organs
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