Fake Train

Unwound - Fake Train
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i love guitars that sound like shit

rest in peace Vern Rumsey. you'll always be an icon
Fake Train is a great noisy post-hardcore with enough variety to keep me entertaining throughout the track listing but can often feel too rough around the edge for me to say its amazing. However, it is everything which i love about this two genres, it is raw, noisy and powerful as the vocals are blasted out and with the LoFi feel to the record gives it a DIY rustic feel to it.

Track Review

Dragnalus 9/10
Lucky Acid 8.5/10
Nervous Energy 8/10
Valetine Card 8.5/10
Kantina 8.5/10
Were, Are and ... read more
look mom, we made noise!
Fake Train, the third (second? debut?)* album from Unwound, is one of their masterpieces. Coming after 1992's delayed to 1995 self-titled album, it improved on its predecessor on every level while retaining everything that made it great.

The opener, Dragnalus, is a groovy and heavy introduction, a perfect way to draw the listener into the album. The weirdness of the track gives one a good idea of what to expect, perhaps.

However, Lucky Acid slaps the listener in order to have them pay ... read more
i'm not too huge on the grimey, more punk noise-rock-leaning tracks in this album since i'm just not a fan of that sound in general, but the post-hardcore songs though... i love Kantina for how passionate yet heartfelt it is, and the transition to Were, Are and Was or Is, an even more heartfelt track. super super gorgeous. those two are my favorite songs from here, but if i had to choose one it would be the latter
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Added on: April 6, 2016