Duster - Stratosphere
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Based on 268 ratings
1998 Ratings: #17
Liked by 11 people
February 24, 1998 / Release Date
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Ok I was finally able to put into words my connection with Stratosphere and explain why it just clicked with me so much. Haven't written anything this size in months, so uh, yeah.

My grandfather has a cottage in Vermont right on Lake Champlain. When we stay there on weekends, since there's no wifi, I'm left quite bored, but in peace. Although I end up sleeping most of the time that we're there for, I always have fond memories of that place just because of how calm it is. I imagine myself ... read more
"Stratosphere" is a distant, spacious (post) rock album that feels oh so cozy. I'd say it gave me the same vibes as American Football's first album with an added space twist, and it's absolutely beautiful. A few cuts can feel a bit too short to bring their ideas into full force, but the majority of the album is so good it's easy to forgive that nitpick.

Fav Tracks: Stratosphere; Heading for the Door; Earth Moon Transit; Constellations; Topical Solution; Reed to Hillsborough; Gold ... read more
I am depressed,theres no food in my fridge and my life is in scrambles
I start school on 13th January and im scared my classmates are gonna be mad at me and i can't stop listening to Bladee

But seriously i haven't been in the best mind set snd i have felt less and less happier in these past few days,i feel i don't have anyone that cares about me and i feel like im gonna pass out,i really hope things get better for me,in this hard times i decided to relisten to an album i thought was good but ... read more
Listening to Earth Moon Transit swinging in the dark after leaving the party is a beautiful experience. I could do that all night.
Small basements can still make the widest soundscapes

Stargazing but in a fort with one other friend in a dark basement, enveloped in blankets. And the stars are those glow-in-the-dark ones that stick on ceilings.

Favorite Tracks: Stratosphere, Echo Bravo, Earth Moon Transit, Gold Dust
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Track List

  1. Moon Age
  2. Heading for the Door
  3. Gold Dust
  4. Topical Solution
  5. Docking the Pod
  6. The Landing
  7. Echo, Bravo
  8. Constellations
  9. The Queen of Hearts
  10. Two Way Radio
  11. Inside Out
  12. Stratosphere
  13. Reed to Hillsborough
  14. Shadows of Planes
  15. Earth Moon Transit
  16. The Twins / Romantica
  17. Sideria
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