Though the vocals are sparse, they can still be ranked, no?
Not really. They are presented with a lot of sound effects and sound just like music, with basically indecipherable lyrics. And with a total of maybe 10 percent of the album being vocals, there isn't enough to judge off of.
Good review. Don-t really agree with the RIYLs though, haha.
I mean I'm by no means a seasoned veteran of the genre. Those are among the handful of bands "like" Mogwai that I know, hence why I use them as examples. You'd definitely know better how to RIYL this record than I would, haha.