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By the early 90s, a new generation
of bands were beginning to explore
the possibilities of traditional rock
instrumentation without the
ofa largely instrumental sound,
allwith an eclectic mix of guitar.
Whiletheir 1997 debutholdsa specialplaceintheheartsoffans,Mogwaiare
one of those rare bands that have truly improved with age, and this seventh LP
is crammed with career-best songs that are both aurally dense yet accessible,
favouring melodic warmth over the dissonance that made earlier releases so striking.
Guitarist Stuart Braithwaite’s shoegaze textures provide a backdrop for the touches
of electronica across White Noise and Death Rays, while Mexican Grand Prix dives into
full-on krautrock throb. But for all its gentleness, Hardcore... never shies of making a
racket: San Pedro and You’re Lionel Richie hint at everything from Rival Schools to
doom metal, while Rano Pano’s fuzz-drenched riffs rank among the band’s finest.
Words Download Rano Pano
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HARDCORE WILL NEVER DIE, BUT YOU WILL (2011)