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Low Roar

Low Roar - Low Roar
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2011 Ratings: #55
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This is a sweet, aching record, and it’s one that manages to reach out and connect with us, even as its tied to its own specific place and history.

A rather free-spirited, intimate and comfortable album, especially strongly felt by its emotionality as a debut. Ryan walks a rather fine line, at the same time blurring the colors and making the image too diluted, then adding colors to his mixture, concentrating it again. Thanks to this, the album sounds rather abstract and distant, but at the same time, it does not bore the listener and keeps the listener in good spirits, not letting him take a single step away from himself, and holding him ... read more


i'll miss you.


Pages to dull a heartache away...

Being autistic meant that there weren't a ton of programs to go around to help people like myself (understatement of the century). That meant always having to be transferred around from school to school. The same endless cycle of meeting teachers, and good people(sometimes) only then having to suddenly drop all of it, start anew at another district, rinse and repeat. If I hadn't felt disconnected from the world already, the transfers had dug the hole even ... read more


i'll miss you.


Beautiful piece of art, almost every song is so pretty


Low Roar's debut album is quieter and more somber than their most popular second album, "0". But it's luscious and beautiful, and Ryan's stripped emotions come through in this.
From "Give Up" to "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight," you can enjoy consistent, dreamy, eclectic, yet quality indie folk songs. And because all these songs contain sad lyrics, this album is heart-wrenching.
"Friends Make Garbage (Good Friends Take It Out)" is the quietest track on the ... read more

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Added on: August 23, 2014