On Circles

Caspian - On Circles
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
2020 Ratings: #143
January 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Triple Crown / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
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I found that the instrumentals could get drawn-out at times and in result, sound flat and rather placid. However, these moments were fairly limited. The rest of the album was nothing but strong, well-crafted rock instrumentals that progressively changed in intensity. Only two tracks contained lyrics and vocals, "Nostalgist" and "Circles on Circles", which were both enjoyable little rock tunes, to say the least. Even though I enjoyed "Circles on Circles" much more. ... read more
The Post-Rock band Caspian release their 5th studio album, On Circles, is a very good album which is crafted in a pleasant and beautiful sound. Even though I wouldn't say anything amazed me, I would recommend this album to anyone as I did thoroughly enjoyed it.

Track Review

Wild Blood 7/10
Flowers of Light 7.5/10
Nostalgist 7.5/10
Division Blues 8/10
Onsra 7/10
Collapser 8/10
Ishmael 7/10
Circles on Circles 7.5/10

Average: 7.4/10
A great post rock album with almost a mellow vibe from start to finish excluding a few tracks dotted in here and there.

The majority of the tracks are instrumental,which could put some people off,but I believe it really showcased their talent as musicians.

As someone who went in without any expectations,I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this album.
The post-rock band from Massachusetts releases their 5th official studio album. Caspian has become a household name in the genre. “On Circles” is a to the point and focused post-rock record. With 8 songs that are under 8 minutes, this album just gets to it. The record is filled with euphoric and luscious moments. The songs build up to some satisfying climaxes, but don’t go over the top. Like on their last record, the band included (guest) vocals on 2 tracks. These songs sound ... read more
Caspian put a little life into their formula, but they are still very middle-of-the-road for their style of Post-Rock.
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Added on: November 14, 2019