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Braid - Closer to Closed EP

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Braid - Closer to Closed EP
Record Label: Polyvinyl Records
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Release Date: August 16th, 2011

 
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08:51 PM on 08/18/11
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Dre Okorley
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I'm so excited to hear this record. Good review. I think I liked Age of Octeen the most though.
11:54 PM on 08/18/11
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ShimmerAndSpill
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That first song is ridiculously catchy, it's always stuck in my head.
04:24 AM on 08/19/11
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Solid EP.
04:34 AM on 08/19/11
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This EP was the first I've heard of Braid.

Decent stuff.
04:45 AM on 08/19/11
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This EP was the first I've heard of Braid.

Decent stuff.
Check out their older stuff, especially Frame and Canvas. Way better.
04:53 AM on 08/19/11
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Check out their older stuff, especially Frame and Canvas. Way better.
Will put it on my list. Thanks.
06:55 AM on 08/19/11
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I think this is about as good as you could expect new music from a band reconvening after all that time to be. I'm not sure the squeaky clean production does them any favors, and I would have liked to have heard more of their aggro side-- but any new Braid is better than none at all.
07:03 AM on 08/19/11
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I think this is about as good as you could expect new music from a band reconvening after all that time to be. I'm not sure the squeaky clean production does them any favors, and I would have liked to have heard more of their aggro side-- but any new Braid is better than none at all.
That's one of the reasons why I prefer Age of Octeen to Frame, to be honest. I love the rawer sound.
09:27 AM on 08/19/11
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I've never heard their previous stuff, but after hearing this I'm definitely going to check out Frame and Canvas.
10:15 AM on 08/19/11
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Braid =) I'm just happy to see a release by them to be honest. I would of loved it either way =) I missed them so much.
10:53 AM on 08/19/11
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Pitchfork tore this one apart, but I quite like it.
10:55 AM on 08/19/11
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Pitchfork tore this one apart, but I quite like it.
Pitchfork tears everything apart. It's so annoying.
11:13 AM on 08/19/11
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wait. what were we talking about?
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I think this is about as good as you could expect new music from a band reconvening after all that time to be. I'm not sure the squeaky clean production does them any favors, and I would have liked to have heard more of their aggro side-- but any new Braid is better than none at all.
I think that last point sums it up best. the second two tracks are stronger than the first two, and I'd rather Broach's vocals be as shredded as they used to be and not as squeaky clean, but it is what is, and yes, at the end of the day, it's good just to have this new music.
11:20 AM on 08/19/11
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Pitchfork tears everything apart. It's so annoying.
I used to be pissed off by it (their TGUK and Jimmy Eat World reviews used to irk me to no end) but now I don't too much stock in their reviews, because whether or not you agree with them is a non-issue to them, and now that I think about it they're all very well-written reviews, regardless of the opinion behind them. But yeah, I see where you're coming from.

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