Rock Action

Mogwai - Rock Action
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2001 Ratings: #25 / 180
User Score
Based on 97 ratings
2001 Ratings: #52
Liked by 3 people
April 21, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Matador / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
mogwai.co.uk / Website
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JacksonLerner
94
the emotional devastation of mogwai is ever present on this album, as, in the music, it seems that everything is fading away.

‘rock action’ sees mogwai taking a slightly more electronic approach to their refined destruction.

the innovation of this album is engaging throughout; it features some of mogwai’s best career work.
dearsongs
83
They should have just put My Father My King on at the end of this instead of making it a separate EP. Probably not my fav Mogwai album, but sine wave is great and the entire B-side is great.
Doofy
73
Following 'Come On Die Young' Mogwai were never going to return with a pop album, that would be plainly ridiculous...and yet, in some regards coming after those first two albums 'Rock Action' sounded a little bit like one all the same. It's shorter, a lot shorter, and the inclusion of more electronic effects and production tricks make it feel brighter, cleaner...maybe even glossier?

Going further still, there are more vocals this time, and when they appear they're increasingly melodic. 'Take ... read more
Plats
92
"Rock Action" took me on a depressing journey that "Come on Die Young" only wished it provided. Sonically, this record is fantastic, providing noisy atmospheres with calmer melodies and when the lyrics pop up, they're hauntingly beautiful. It also contains some of Mogwai's best work to date!

Fav Tracks: Take Me Somewhere Nice, Two Rights Make One Wrong, You Don'T Know Jesus, Dial: Revenge, Sine Wave

Least Fav Track: Robot Chant

Score:
9.2
Outstanding
notanalt
90
Stuck In The 2000's.
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#28/NME

Track List

  1. Sine Wave
  2. Take Me Somewhere Nice
  3. O I Sleep
  4. Dial: Revenge
  5. You Don't Know Jesus
  6. Robot Chant
  7. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
  8. Secret Pint

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