Rooms of the House

La Dispute - Rooms of the House
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Based on 9 reviews
2014 Ratings: #108 / 845
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Based on 60 ratings
2014 Ratings: #109
March 18, 2014 / Release Date
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Better Living / Workhorse Music / Staple / Label
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AmericaanSpirit
94
A triumph of bringing the harsh realities of normal life to light. The veracity of this record only goes as far as its needs to, and the calmer side rides smoothly along its already winding path. Truly their best record.

BEST TRACKS: (all of them)
CxAylward
60
oi this has decent tunes actually
hippunk
91
I have to admit sometimes I worry that all the songs sound a little same-y on here. Similar riffs and structures, but somehow I don't get tired of them, all thanks to the narrative strength of the stories. Collapsed relationships and broken-up bridges haunt a specific location and time built throughout the album, all suffering a storm that throws images between songs, tearing between real-time and reflection. The similarity is stunning because it's actually the same story being told ... read more
snarekickblues
NR
Best Track: Hudsonville, MI 1956; 35; Extraordinary Dinner Party; or Objects in Space
Worst Track: Scenes from Highways 1981-2009
Most Overrated Track: For Mayor in Splitsville
Most Underrated Track: Stay Happy There
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Track List

  1. Hudsonville, MI 1956
  2. First Reactions After Falling Through the Ice
  3. Woman (In Mirror) 
  4. Scenes from Highways 1981-2009
  5. For Mayor in Splitsville
  6. 35
  7. Stay Happy There
  8. The Child We Lost 1963
  9. Woman (Reading) 
  10. Extraordinary Dinner Party
  11. Objects in Space
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Added on: March 17, 2014