AOTY 2023

Rope And Ladder

Rope And Ladder - Rope And Ladder
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February 7, 2020 / Release Date
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Rope And Ladder is the name not just of the band, but the rock opera produced by said band, apparently ten years in the making. Influences of the likes of The Dear Hunter and Dirt Poor Robins are heavily apparent here, and it’s brimming with potential, but sadly falls short in the most frustrating manner.

Everything here feels so, so close to being absolutely magnificent. There are some fantastic ideas, and the musicality of this band is something quite marvellous, but everything is ... read more


I can totally see this one either growing on me or growing off me. I'm hoping it grows on me more, because I do like it. I think it's ambitious and while it's not the most creative or original thing in the world, we need more albums like this in the future.


Uhhh...i wish either it was better or i liked it more but why does the right answer feel like it should be both.

I think the concept of this album and its execution are really good...but the mixing, length and the lack of that....'X Factor'? really do weigh it down.

There are bits and pieces scattered throughout this record that grip me and don't let me go..but rare are such moments, and unfortunately we get mostly okay to decent music for most of this LP's run-time.

Tracks like 'Moonlight/ ... read more

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Added on: March 6, 2020