Liars - Liars
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Based on 14 reviews
2007 Ratings: #51 / 627
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Based on 41 ratings
2007 Ratings: #37
August 28, 2007 / Release Date
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Original Score: 61

Not sure what I was thinking when I first heard this (5 years ago) but I didn't really see anything new here. After letting my tastes change since then, I've become more and more enthralled with this record. At some points it sounds like a popular psych-rock band, while other songs come off as Tom Waits-inspired post-punk drifter numbers. In my opinion, Liars are one of the most interesting groups working today, and each album of theirs is worth putting time towards.
Great album by Liars. Their blend of rock energy, psychedelia and post-punk weirdness is such an incredible identity, and as they sort of reformulate themselves album after album, their maturity becomes even clearer, with amazing efforts such as their self-titled. In these eleven tracks, the band brings out a twisted and unique collection of songs that could only have been done by them. There are energic alternative-rock moments like Plaster Casts of Everything and Cycle Time, settled-down ... read more
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There is no definite style that shines through on this record. It sounds like the culmination of the albums that came before it. The super focused style of Drum's Not Dead is nowhere to be seen on Liars' self-titled record. Looking at it holistically, it makes for an incredibly incoherent and disjointed listening experience. The "click" I have had with all the other Liars albums so far is totally absent here. There aren't any memorable moments on this record.
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Track List

  1. Plaster Casts of Everything 
  2. Houseclouds 
  3. Leather Prowler 
  4. Sailing To Byzantium 
  5. What Would They Know 
  6. Cycle Time 
  7. Freak Out 
  8. Pure Unevil 
  9. Clear Island 
  10. The Dumb In the Rain 
  11. Protection

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