I like that Mogwai is pretty much a lot more "down to earth" in its music.
As someone who pays attention to some instrumental rock (Pelican, God Is An Astronaut, Explosions, Jakob, Mono, Russian Circles, The Album Leaf) I like how Mogwai is more scaled down than most.
And they manage to sound fresher than most as well, even if not my faves of the genre.
Honestly, I never got into this band and checked this record out on a whim about a week ago. It's undoubtedly the shit, and once I've listened to this too much I'm gonna backtrack into their older stuff. Unnecessary sidebar, I got laid to this record a couple nights ago and I'd recommend it almost as much as I would getting the record in general.
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.