The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2001 Ratings: #1 / 173
User Score
Based on 399 ratings
2001 Ratings: #2
September 25, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
K Records / Label
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review

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.
endianness
95
I'm a clinically depressed boy and this album makes me feel like it's okay to think about my sometimes alluring death wish of being mauled to death by a bear during a freezing cold Canadian winter.
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.
JoaoSantos
100
Still my favorite album of all time...
MySoftBulletin
97
few songs are able to capture utter content, tranquility, and peacefulness as I Want Wind to Blow at the 2:30 mark
tynhe
100
One of the most exciting works I've heard. The Microphones create a detailed and lively journey with a constant variety of new environments on nearly every track. Expect me to turn this on every time it rains in the daytime
Purchasing The Glow Pt. 2 from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?

END OF YEAR LISTS

#1/Pitchfork

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
Sign in to comment
4mo
In Library (87)
Cyan
Hiduminium
WhatTheFunk
Bogdkad
EmperorGog
RakkSmells
SaulCLRadiohead
Darkcolors
Hendrik27
NoahsBigBoat