album review: explosions in the sky
    • MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

    • Posted by: Matt Howard

    While most post-rock groups generate popularity within the confines of their genre, Explosions In The Sky has managed to breach the boundaries. The Texas quartet openly detaches itself from its prescribed musical genus, but they are continually categorized by their use of expansive guitar textures as well as their absence of vocals. I must admit, similar to millions of moviegoers, my first experience of Explosions In The Sky was somewhat ignorant. They captured mainstream fascination (mine included) with their sonically emotional contribution to the score of the major motion picture, Friday Night Lights. They've since continued to astonish with their live performances and most recently, following a four-year drought, their sixth studio album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.

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