Drum's Not Dead

Liars - Drum's Not Dead
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Based on 22 reviews
2006 Ratings: #143 / 718
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2006 Ratings: #46
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So come now fans of insidious and wily (yet cerebral) rock, Liars have delivered just what you need...even if you don't realize it yet.


Succeeding rather than regressing or retreating, Liars have had the last laugh: Drum's Not Dead is a majestic victory lap, and on all levels, a total fucking triumph.

Coke Machine Glow
Perhaps it took a grueling creative journey and a battle with self-doubt to get there, but the end result is a band that has retained its brash experimental flare while discovering its heart.
Out there, sure--but this is the sort of experimentalism Radiohead scoop plaudits for.

This album came out right after I moved to Vermont. Listening to it constantly made me fairly certain there was witchcraft going on at night in the Green Mountains and I wanted to be a part of it.

After searching ebay for months and months I finally got this on vinyl


Not what I expected AT ALL but this is a super tight experimental album. I love the emphasis on the drums (hence the title) and the way its complimented with the raw electronics. If you are into The Microphones or Xiu Xiu I would definitely recommend this.


Modern classic


Whether the album's undeniable vision and purpose transfers to great songs is at times questionable. I don't think the slightly chaotic sequencing does it many favors, same with the band's artfulness that sometimes crosses the thin line of pretense. Liars sound like they want their work and themselves as well feel important, which can make the road a little rough. But although Drum's Not Dead may not necessarily invent or reinvent anything and its ambitious intent may not always land, it's ... read more


Modern classic


"Follow lonely crowds as clouds will come"
Appropriately recalled by many as an album that's varying degrees of insane, it's one of those rare albums that is completely outside the scope of anything in its moment. Apocalyptic. Spacious.
In a VERY odd way, I often felt like this was the inverse, perverted, shadow of Talk Talk's Laughing Stock, everybit as impossible to compare to anything else of its era, spiritual, apocalyptic, but instead corrupted. Immaculately so. Pulsing fog ... read more

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