Omni - Networker
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Based on 11 reviews
2019 Ratings: #595 / 767
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Based on 70 ratings
2019 Ratings: #630
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This is my entry point to Omni. Whilst not necessarily what I would normally levitate to, I’m really enjoying this. Quite angular and fidgety, which sometimes goes to unexpected places. I get the Wire and Television comparisons, could also be bed fellow of Big Star, Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti and Deerhunter. The songs are dextrously Played with immaculate timing and well crafted. Will only improve with further listens.
Really neat guitar work. Reminds me of Television a good deal. The best moments however, do not. The stylistic detours found on Blunt Force and Networker are among the best on the album.
A very competent post punk album, even if it does sound a bit run of the mill. The band seem so bogged down in their influences that they rarely offer anything new themselves. 5/10
Track pick: underage
I think Omni is one of the greatest slept-on bands out there and I don't think Networker will be their breakthrough. People will keep on sleeping on them even after their shiny Sub Pop debut. Which is a shame because it might be their best album yet.
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Added on: August 13, 2019