Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
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2011 Ratings: #188 / 990
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Drowned in Sound

Mogwai have released another jumper, but not quite like we know it.


Mogwai are eager to showcase their new ideas within the first few tracks of this release, eager to prove they are still a band with plenty of fresh concepts.

Seventh {gulp} album 'Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will' (facts) was billed as a return to form for Mogwai and for the most part that's how things play out. This album has a certain grandeur, a sweeping range, and that unfortunate sleepy soundtrack quality has been jettisoned.

If anything, this album perhaps tries to 'rock out in the popular mode' a bit too frequently - you don't want to be writing too many standard rock tunes if you're not going to employ an engaging vocalist (see ... read more
By sticking to a more straightforward songwriting style instead of the constantly changing volumes that'd become a cliche in post-rock, Mogwai have set yet another bar for themselves on "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". It's not revolutionary, but I've never thought of Mogwai as that in the first place, admittedly.

Fav Tracks: San Pedro, George Square Thatcher Death Party, You're Lionel Richie, Death Rays, White Noise, Mexican Grand Prix, Rano Pano

Least Fav Track: How To Be ... read more
An Endless Fog That Keeps Me Inside My Little Apartment
This is so beautiful as well. I love how this isn't really about huge climaxes, but more these slow and evolving soundscapes. They are mostly explored in shorter songs, but they get everything they can out of it. The album ends in the monumental title track, which is probably one of the best post-rock pieces I have ever heard. The only part I don't like is like 29 seconds of some weird vocal manipulation on George Square thatcher death party. Otherwise it's perfect.
and I still haven't listened a bad post-rock album, what a blessed music genre! this album is one of the most relaxing that I ever heard and has a pretty beautiful cover too
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