The Slideshow Effect

Memoryhouse - The Slideshow Effect
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Ratings: #599 / 945
User Score
Based on 12 ratings
February 28, 2012 / Release Date
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Sub Pop / Label
Dream Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

The Slideshow Effect blends much that has gone before, and serves up a freshly defined new act that has potential for popular success.

75
A.V. Club

Too often the album floats by in a wash of grays that almost cries for more pretentious conceptualism, if for no other reason than to liven things up.

74
Beats Per Minute

Despite the leaps and bounds that this effort makes songwriting wise, it just feels less unique than it did before.

70
The 405

The Slideshow Effect is a more polished product with generally more variety in style throughout.

70
Drowned in Sound

They’re a strong band musically, and The Slideshow Effect is a good, well put together piece of work which creeps up on you slowly.

70
No Ripcord

On The Slideshow Effect, Memoryhouse strips away the full production, lets the vocals rise to the front, and lets their songs do the talking.

70
Consequence of Sound

 they are not necessarily bringing us to a different world, but casting a radiance on the world we already know, exploring a sense of wonder about the everyday. 

66
Pitchfork

Memoryhouse have a ways to go before they're creating music with as much melodic power or depth of feeling as their dream-pop contemporaries.

60
PopMatters

this is an album that you might want to really like, but ultimately you’ll probably feel a bit cold and aloof at the general lack of variance in the band’s sound.

30
NME

Insipid marshmallow post-rock that occasionally sniffs in the direction of Yuck or Mogwai, but mostly glowers in a dismally cloying, precious nostalgia.

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Track List

  1. Little Expressionless Animals 
  2. The Kids Were Wrong 
  3. All Our Wonder 
  4. Punctum 
  5. Heirloom 
  6. Bonfire 
  7. Pale Blue 
  8. Walk With Me 
  9. Kinds of Light 
  10. Old Haunts
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Added on: January 9, 2012