Long Division

Low - Long Division
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1995 Ratings: #210 / 455
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Based on 46 ratings
Liked by 1 person
May 23, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Vernon Yard Recordings / Label
Slowcore / Genres
chairkickers.com / Website
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I bought this CD at a local record store about a week ago without having ever heard it. Other than pre-orders, I never buy physical copies of albums that I haven't heard. Coupled with the fact that I had only ever heard one Low album (2018's Double Negative) that I didn't even like, this was a very bold purchase from me.

Today, I decided to take this CD, along with Giant Steps by John Coltrane, Floating into the Night by Julee Cruise, and Niji by Ironomi with me to my favorite library on ... read more
graceful and elegant
Whereas I Could Live In Hope was full of rock angst and a certain urgency, Long Division is much softer, often verging on ambient soundscapes. You can tell Low wanted something different from their debut while still keeping a distinctive sound.
Long Division is a bit plain, especially towards the end, but still worth a listen for fans of moody, mellow works.

Highlights: "Violence", "Below & Above", "Swingin", "Shame", "Caroline"
Edit: grown on me :>>>

As a huge fan of Mazzy Star and other slowcore groups, I found this to be snore inducing really. There are some beautiful moments, but they're ultimately fleeting in this rather plain release.

Standout: Swingin’
Favs: Below & Above, Throw out the line, Caroline, Take
Least fav: Turn
Worth a listen
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Added on: November 23, 2014