Mogwai - As The Love Continues
As The Love Continues
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Doublez
70
With a quick glance in the rear-view mirror, Mogwai is building a solid and masterful new album. As The Love Continues sounds like a synthesis of a Post Rock reference band.

In 26 years of a rich and long career, the Glasgow-based Scottish quartet of Stuart Braithwaite, Barry Burns, Domnic Aitchison and Martin Bulloch remains one of the monuments of Post Rock. Even to this day, their singularity and artistic talents still attract fans and new listeners with "almost" as much appeal ... read more
JacksonLerner
87
from the top of the album, mogwai begin stylishly. the first track’s title is uttered: “to the bin my friend, tonight we vacate earth”. the immediacy of this line introduces us to the journey which subsequently occurs.

it seems that mogwai are taking us on a trip throughout space, as wonderful scenery is shooting by, all around. the atmospherics forcefully transport the listener to a place where the music feels expansive and bright.

“midnight flit” is the ... read more
YuriDING
50
An instrumental record, which often seems to merge Muse with Deftones, but in a less interesting way.

It is quite interesting how it delivers a feeling of desolation and a dystopic future, with contemplative melodies, but even so, I always have the impression that something is missing.
The impression that was left when I finished listening to the album, is that it was a good idea, but it ended up not being so well executed.

The songs always follow a certain formula, which after 30 minutes ... read more
DCCXX
50
Ten albums deep into their 25 year career, and Mogwai's signature post-rock sound remains relatively unchanged. While at times this leads to enchantingly lavish and detailed instrumental passages, a large portion of As the Love Continues feels bogged down with meandering song structures and musical bridges to nowhere. With that being said, the band still manages to excel at points, incorporating synth layers over many of their instrumentals, that if executed by another band, would most likely ... read more
avernannes
66
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
6.6/10

For me, as an instrumental music lover, the main and possibly the hardest goal you want to achieve in making such music is to NOT make it seem like it could be just an underlay for something grander; therefore to make it in such a complex and creative way so it just feels entirely complete - like it doesn't need vocals to reach its ultimate form.

"As the Love Continues" is a record from the rock spectrum, so the listener will naturally seek to ... read more
Valeyard
80
I liked it a lot. Like a lot a lot. It sounds consistent and very thought out.

I think it's about time for me to stop reading into other people's ratings and most of all stop being afraid of my own opinion. So many self proclaimed critics out here and it seems most of them don't even try to just simply enjoy music.
AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
If you're on a website that has a 0-100 scoring system just use the damn system. I mean is it that hard to multiply by 2?
biglasagnayeet
64
I'm sorry, but I can't say I ever found this record all that interesting. "As The Love Continues" is a more instrumentally centric release from Mogwai, incorporating elements from multiple different areas of the alt-rock genre. When combined, however, there was an edge that the album's sound lacked, a power that never seemed to show itself, hence creating my disinterest. Some moments on this record, contrary to what I just said, did sound very nice sonically. On tracks like ... read more
kkbui
62
sounds like a kid learn how to alternative rock and electronic with free type beat's youtube on 30 days free trial FL Studio
NTTR
76
Mogwai - As The Love Continues

Genre: Post Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 76% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 13th / 161

Highlight: Supposedly, We Were Nightmares (added to my 2021 best of)

Made me think of:
65daysofstatics
Explosions in the Sky
Tortoise
AndreVital
66
Mogwai's latest LP is far from the compelling post-rock they are known for delivering, nevertheless Mogwai are such an agreeable & enjoyable band, that even some of the more dull moments are still pleasant to the ear.

I was looking forward to this new album since I consider myself a bit of a Mogwai fan, I do return to albums like "Happy Songs For Happy People" & "The Hawk Is Howling" more often than I'd imagine. Even if I haven't really invested myself into any of ... read more
ARTPOP
83
To The Bin My Friend,Tonight We Vocate Earth 8.4💚

Here We,Here We Go Forever 9.8💚

Dry Fantasy 9.5💚

Ritchie Sacramento 8.9💚

Drive The Nail 7.4💚

Fuck Off Money 7.1💚

Ceiling Granny 8.1💚

Midnight Flit 8.5💚

Pat Stains 8.2💚

Supposedly,We Were Nightmares 7.9💚

It's What I Want To Do,Mum 8.1💚

Nota Final:83💚💚💚💚(Muito Bom)⭐
21stcenturyschi
45
Post-rock legends Mogwai have been around for 26 years at this point, still releasing consistently in the 2010s, mostly though soundtracks. I'll admit though, I haven't been impressed with the band since 2011's Hardcore Will Never Die, so my hopes for As The Love Continues wasn't too high. I just wanted to see them retire the sound that Explosions In The Sky, and third wave bands that rip off Explosions In The Sky have been doing for many years now, and go back to their adventurous, visceral ... read more
Schmedess
68
yeah this sounds like typical mogwai with a bit of an alt-rock edge

....I mean I'm not complaining
BaddieBaphomet
60
This is my first time listening to Mogwai, coming into this record completely cold and unaware of their decades long history. This may not have been the best way to get introduced to the band, but I’m pretty confident that, despite my lack of knowledge of their prior work, I can safely say “As The Love Continues” is a mixed bag.

Besides one song midway through the record, “As The Love Continues” is almost an entirely instrumental album, combining elements of ... read more
Orlkont
65
When I heard they released a new album, I just had to listen to it because it's such a familiar name and I wanted to hear what they sound like now. I also do enjoy some post-rock here and there. I was not really disappointed but I was not all that impressed too. But this one song, Ceiling Granny, that one was *chef's kiss*. I hope they brought more of that energy. Was it a boring album? No. Will I get in my way to listen to it again? No.
pahcy
81
Was really blown away by this one. Very intent beauty and organization throughout.
FritoRio
67
It serves as decent background music and I guess some of the instrumentation is really good too. However, it just sorta drags on forever
You'reSoBaby
60
The more things change, the more Mogwai stays the same.
prets
60
To the Bin My Friend, Tonight We Vacate Earth 7.3/10
Here We, Here We, Here We Go Forever 7.5/10
Dry Fantasy 7.5/10
Ritchie Sacramento 7/10
Drive the Nail 6/10
Fuck Off Money 5/10
Ceiling Granny 4/10
Midnight Flit 4/10
Pat Stains 6.6/10
Supposedly, We Were Nightmares 6
It’s What I Want to Do, Mum 5
d3ligtjohn
NR
I really like this cover art
Brobillard13
79
What I like most about the album is the somewhat good quality of music that Mogwai brought to the table, what I dislike about the record is the pacing. It feels to slow
Felix_96
60
6/10

solid

Fav tracks: <none>
geanluka
30
19.2.2021

(Multiply the score 2x first please)
A yes the new Mogwai record. A kinda slow album with some good moments overall, but lacking something that wasn’t done before. I got bored very quickly after a few tracks and the playtime of over an hour definitely doesn’t help to this.
laz456
70
Dry Fantasy is an S Tier post-rock track, I love the vibe of it so much. Rest of this is not bad, it's pretty enjoyable. I definitely have a preference for this kind of atmospheric rock though.
7rent
67
At this point, you're either someone who can't stand to see Mogwai release another set of tracks indebted to nearly the exact same sound they were founded on... or you're someone who never gets tired of what they serve up (even as they reach their tenth album).

To me, I am neither, and have always been impartial towards Mogwai. I really never thought Mogwai could consistently deliver on an album worth 30+ minutes of my time, and this may be the closest they have come to it, thanks to a great ... read more
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