Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Label: Temporary Residence Ltd.
Austin's masters of symphonic catharsis took four years to bottle up all the emotions injected into this sixth album -- and you'll feel every single one of them. Explosions in the Sky's ability to bring both dark intensity and light buoyancy into a yin-yang of balance is always a mind-melting experience. Guitars will suddenly turn into air-raid sirens that cut through a marching-soldier shuffle of nimble percussion; a soft pitter-patter will trickle through as ghostly moans weave in and out. It's unrelenting, and at times feels infinite -- by album's end, you may wish it was.