Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward

The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2001 Ratings: #30 / 240
User Score
Based on 177 ratings
2001 Rank: #58
Liked by 28 people
October 8, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Constellation / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes
Highly recommended, maybe as much or even more than any other Godspeed-related album ever.
90
AllMusic

The music on Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward is devastating in its beauty and ghostly in its articulation.

90
NME
An absolutely cracking record.
77
Pitchfork

The slips are noticeable, and the formula wears a little thin, but for the most part, Born into Trouble remains an intense and engaging album.

60
Q Magazine
Herculean swathes of pure melancholy.
Mellesteen
87

"These hands could've moved mountains"

[Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra discography meatriding #2 - "Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward"]

For the next installment of my series dedicated to the thorough and complete meatriding of beloved Canadian outfit Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, we wait little more than a year for "Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward". This is the second full-length LP by the Godspeed side-project, and here we see ... read more

waffles
84

Favorite Tracks: Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats of Fire Are Falling From the Sky!, This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen, Built Then Burnt (Hurrah! Hurrah!), Take These Hands and Throw Them in the River, Could've Moved Mountains..., Tho You Are Gone I Still Often Walk w/ You, C'mon COME ON (Loose and Endless Longing), Triumph of Our Tired Eyes

MolotovNacht
95

I dont even have to explain why this is a masterpiece.

Mellesteen
87

"These hands could've moved mountains"

[Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra discography meatriding #2 - "Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward"]

For the next installment of my series dedicated to the thorough and complete meatriding of beloved Canadian outfit Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, we wait little more than a year for "Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward". This is the second full-length LP by the Godspeed side-project, and here we see ... read more

ppeto
90

Not as good as their previous work but still amazing, up there with GY!BE best projects

ilikepizza123
90

As I delve deeper into the immersive world of The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, "Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward" emerges as a sophomore opus that both captivates and transcends. This album, spanning 58 minutes across 8 tracks, is a sonic tapestry of emotion that paints vivid landscapes of human experience through its blend of post-rock and modern classical elements.

The journey begins with "Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats Of Fire Are Falling ... read more

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Added on: March 14, 2014