I am not experienced with this genre so i can't compare this album to others but this one has some of the best music i've ever heard, i'd recommend it to anyone to give it a listen i wouldn't say it's for everyone though.
not only has this album aged well (seriously, sounds fresher than a lot of 2009 stuff), but it works anytime of the year. i thought it was a total summer jam, but after listening to it again it really is a year-round album.
Peruecke, you sound like you'd be great fun at a party. I think the genius aspect of this album is the very fact that it takes a style of music which can be very joyless and pedantic and actually makes it melodically memorable and rhythmically compelling without actually sacrificing any of the technical proficiency or innovation.
Worst album of the century, so far. What happened since c + b ep?
Atlas is so ridiculously low-brow. Like they tried to gather every annoying aspect of pop music to form a true masterpiece of silliness.
And yeah, I listened to this couple of times during the past two years, just because I could not believe it...
This really sets them apart from any of the math-rock bands that people compare them to. Don Cab are great and everything, but the songcraft on this record really sets Battles apart from 'math-rock'. The use of rhythm and melody is making me think twice about music.