The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2001 Ratings: #1 / 176
User Score
Based on 678 ratings
2001 Ratings: #2
September 25, 2001 / Release Date
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K Records / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Expansive yet accessible, indulgent yet unpretentious, The Glow, Pt. 2 redefines the Microphones' fascinatingly contradictory music.

92
Pitchfork

The Glow Pt. 2 ... captures the sea, the sky, and the mountains in a sonic panorama that seems to live without beginning or end. A sprawling, swirling composition that is both as varied and as consistent as the landscape itself, The Glow Pt. 2 exceeds even its predecessor in capturing the simultaneous wrath and fragility of nature.

90
PopMatters
It’s architecturally stunning on the large scale – careening from silence to squally noise to bouncing headphone-oriented stereo moments to odd, reeling pop-waltzes in a glorious depiction of all of nature’s fickle, freckled life. And in its small, intimate inflections it also glows with an incredible vitality.
90
Consequence of Sound

What ultimately makes The Glow Pt. 2 so relatable even in the midst of its impenetrable couplets is Elverum’s dedication to recovery. 

90
Under The Radar
The Microphones are one of the most original, interesting bands to come out in the last 3 years.
Beeyyaahh
100
Disclaimer, it’s a long, moody review at points.

So it’s, about 8pm as I’m writing this. Rather early for me to be in bed, but honestly that’s how I’ve been lately. Repetition has got the best of me and I really just wanna ram my head through my drywall at this point.

To say the least I have been caught up in a pretty rough patch of moods lately. Nothing new, but as summer ends and the cold comes into its place, an enthralling sense of isolation and desperation ... read more
Atrocityblubber
100
CAN

PHIL

ELVRUM

STOP

MAKING

ME

FEEL

SO

SAD

Review: this is such a very creative album and a diverse one aswell bringing in all types of sounds like noise rock to folk. Every song sounds more unique to each other i can't really point out a track that's insanely similar to each other. And phil brings in his sad and inspiring lyricism that ik from his work. And making this album a surprise for first listeners and hell i pick up something new everytime listening to this. This is ... read more
BradTasteMusic
100
It took a while to appreciate but the amount of detail and unbelievable creativity of this album has me floored and locked every time I revisit this album

I have had this album at a 98 when realistically I don't have a single issue with this album.
playlistwizard
92
The drummer went fucking insane
Benny
99
I WANT WIND TO FUCKING BLOW
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Track List

  1. I Want Wind to Blow
  2. The Glow Pt. 2
  3. The Moon
  4. Headless Horseman
  5. My Roots Are Strong and Deep
  6. Instrumental
  7. The Mansion
  8. (Something)
  9. (Something)
  10. I'll Not Contain You
  11. The Gleam Pt. 2
  12. Map
  13. You'll Be in the Air
  14. I Want to Be Cold
  15. I Am Bored
  16. I Felt My Size
  17. Instrumental
  18. I Felt Your Shape
  19. Samurai Sword
  20. My Warm Blood
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