The Necks - Three
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #178 / 603
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
2020 Ratings: #470
Liked by 2 people
March 27, 2020 / Release Date
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Northern Spy / Label
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Honestly, with the amount of success a group like Swans have had in long-form tracks and methodical experimental sounds, it's a wonder to see how few people have picked up on the music of The Necks. At 21 full-length releases, The Necks have an abysmal amount of people who have rated their music throughout this site. I have unfortunately been a culprit in that ignorance of the long history of The Necks, and Three is the kind of offering that really makes you double take and wonder what you've ... read more
As a fan of jazz music that I am, and as a fan of the most experimental and edgy guidelines of music, just because I am not very fascinated by what has come out of jazz so far, I was
interested in this album, given that I am receiving good feedback from RYM and receiving decent feedback from AOTY.

I was about to write a lot about this album, but I'm just saying that I thought they used the time badly, and that I was disappointed because this album has little of Avant-garde

The first song is ... read more
Lengthy in an unnecessary way
In similar vein to a post-rock album, The Necks' Three is a three-song album with 20-minute tracks, each with their own unique set of aesthetics that slowly develops over a long runtime. While each track is definitely very unique, the tracks don't seem to develop very much and often leave me wanting for more. There is nothing wrong with a long song, but the band needs to do things that fill that long runtime, rather than just groove for 20 minutes.
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Track List

  1. Bloom
  2. Lovelock
  3. Further
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Added on: January 28, 2020