Sympathetic Magic

Typhoon - Sympathetic Magic
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Based on 64 ratings
2021 Ratings: #52
Liked by 5 people
January 22, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Roll Call Records / Label
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Typhoon's new album "Sympathetic Magic" is a pleasant and melancholy rock record that starts off strong but cools down in the later tracks.

Facourite tracks: Sine Qua Nonentity, Empire builder, Motion and thought, we're in it
the rule for Kyle Morton and Typhoon has always been "go big or go home", so don't be caught off guard by the more chastened and intimate sounds on their latest release. I don't hear any devastators like "Empiricist" or "The Lake" (although "Welcome to the Endgame" is a powerful closer), but the overall compositional values are strong. the influence of recent work by Mike Hadreas seems evident in terms of composition, themes, and a vocal style that's even ... read more
I gotta bump this up to an 8 actually, the highlights are just too wonderful to leave it at a 7. This some goooood melancholy emo/folk kind of vibe mannnnn. Some weaker tracks in the back half for sure, but try out tracks like Motion and Thought or We're in it for a taster.
“Sympathetic Magic” is an alluring album that dives into the atmosphere of a current of emotions through a time where life, with all its dying entities, obliges us to look on what is there to lose and what was there that’s lost. its feet are on the ground, driven by the complexity of emotions that are being felt repeatedly throughout this never-ending isolated season under a gut-punching lyricism with the magnificent sound it has. its representational craft flickers from ... read more
Typhoon - Sympathetic Magic

Genre: Indie Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 56% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 42th / 64

Highlight: Empire Builder

Made me think of:
Vampire Weekend
Car Seat Headrest
The National
Badly Drawn Boy
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Track List

  1. Sine Qua Nonentity
  2. Empire Builder
  3. Motion and Thought
  4. Santos
  5. We're in It
  6. Two Birds
  7. Evil Vibes
  8. And so What If You Were Right
  9. Time, Time
  10. Room Within the Room
  11. Masochist Ball
  12. Welcome to the Endgame
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Added on: January 22, 2021