Giles Corey

Giles Corey - Giles Corey
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Based on 72 ratings
2011 Ratings: #18
April 30, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Enemies List, The Flenser / Label
Slowcore / Genres
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80
The Needle Drop
Dan Barrett's latest project, a full-length album and book, is both a personal and fictional exploration of death, suicide, depression, and the afterlife.
zachthesnack
86
The lyrics of "I'm Going To Do It" have been haunting me for the past couple of days.

A wonderfully mysterious and ethereal debut for Giles Corey. This album has some absolutely gorgeous moments, and really has a lot of unique attributes to it that I have not seen very often.

This is much more than your typical folk record, much much more
exception
88
A folkier version of Have A Nice Life. Dan presents the same very faint vocals and depressing moods, but he goes so much deeper lyrically than he does on his main project. This record depicts his struggles and dark times in his life, all while at times sounding a little bit optimistic. All of the guitar and drum work is much more reserved and clean cut (most of the time) to create less of a shoegaze/rock style project, but more in the chamber folk/lo-fi rock genres. A few of the songs ... read more
Atrocityblubber
90
This is possibly one of the most saddest albums I'd ever listened to if you think death consciousness was fucking depressing then this is just is just death. Cause this is probably the best depiction of depression I've seen lyrically cause you could tell he was going through a rough time while making this and sometimes hes not even subtle about his feelings like the track "im gonna do it" which is literally about him wanting to kill himself. And the first track which is chaotic and it ... read more
AmericaanSpirit
83
Haunting and profound. An overall incredible work of dark folk that other artists wish they could replicate.

BEST TRACKS: No One Is Ever Going to Want Me, Blackest Bile, Empty Churches, Buried Above Ground
GodspeedYou
94
Sad boi hours on a whole new level
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#26/The Needle Drop

Track List

  1. The Haunting Presence
  2. Blackest Bile
  3. Grave Filled With Books
  4. Empty Churches
  5. I'm Going To Do It
  6. Spectral Bride
  7. No One Is Ever Going To Want Me
  8. Sleeping Heart
  9. Buried Above Ground
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