Guillemots
Through the Window Pane

Polydor / Fantastic Plastic
2006
A
Reviewed by: Nick Southall
Reviewed on: 2006-07-07



Posted 07/07/2006 - 11:35:50 AM by venezuelan1:
 I'm very excited to hear this Cd. Your review was astonishingly well written and your enthusiasm for this album is apparent. However, I can't help but notice how much you tear Coldplay to shreds (one of the most criticized bands in the indie community) yet how much you love Embrace. This doesn't make much sense. Parachutes and Rush of Blood are great albums, and remember that Chris Martin wrote "Gravity" a song that may be better than X & Y. Your general disdain for the heart on the sleeve sincerity that Coldplay made popular is understandable, but your love Embrace, who is as sincere and wimpy a band as any (but still quite good) is puzzling. You may want to rethink this.
 
Posted 07/07/2006 - 12:26:19 PM by wprandolph:
 I was disappointed when I heard this, because it seemed that the band was simply incapable of equalling "Trains to Brazil" - which I absolutely love. But I think I'm going to give it another listen or two, now; your enthusiasm is not only apparent, it's a great sales pitch.
 
Posted 07/09/2006 - 11:05:44 PM by draglikepull:
 This album is fantastic. I'll see how it holds up in the long term, but at the moment this is easily one of the top few albums I've heard this year.
 
Posted 07/11/2006 - 09:53:27 AM by aroddick:
 I'm a little bewildered by all the hype these guys are getting. Very overblown, I feel. But I will give it another chance, as I felt the same way about My Morning Jacket.
 
Posted 07/14/2006 - 06:07:45 PM by Pseudonym:
 Bless your heart friend, because it is in the right place. Music--and not just the stultifying poo on the radio--could always use reshuffling; a gear change, a shift. And always a superhero the conquer majestically (radiohead, broken social scene, perhaps). But I'm afraid you've listened to the wrong record. You want Grizzly Bear, Yellow House. With this effort Guillemot's crane their necks to see that sphere of brilliance, and rush at break-neck speed (the only way to find majesty is to rush in, head first, it seems). But as fast and furiously as they run, they don't know where they're going. Seems if they want Brazil, they end up somewhere equally as exotic, but nontheless logistically wrong. LIke Paraguay. The Guillemots are in Paraguay.
 
Posted 07/16/2006 - 01:21:31 PM by Zarklephaser:
 Probably because the news of Syd's death came to light on Tuesday, which was a couple days too late to switch up the weekly featured article.