Today I listened to They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
by Liars. With a title that long and that morbid I guess I just never saw a point in ever trying it out before.
This is seriously one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long while.. if you can forgive it the 30 minute repetitive aimless track at the end of the album (and I can).
It has elements from lots of other bands I’ve listened to, but the album’s sound is it’s own. It’s not a cheap imitation.
I can’t exactly put my finger on what it is that makes the album so refreshing. I like the experimental folly sounds used for percussion, and the traditional indie-punk guitar, the well placed synth, and the slight accent on the lead singer. But something tells me that even with all of the bits that I love about the album, I could’ve completely hated it as a whole if it wasn't for the intangible inexplanable tone of the album.
This makes me question a lot of my musical taste. It makes me think, that no matter how well I define what bits of songs I like, I’ll never be able to pin down the real reason I love anything. Because it isn’t just the instruments, the vocals, the mixing, the arrangement… it’s the tone, it’s the je ne sais quoi that means everything.
So what makes They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
a great album? What’s been making me drool over it all day?
I have no idea.
But I do highly recommend it.rating: loved it