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The Knock Knock Songfacts states that the album title is partly a play on words, as frontman Ben Bridwell wrote a lot of the songs in his garage. Keyboardist Ryan Monroe explained to Streaming service Spotify, the band, "also like that idea that rock music itself is like a mirage, you get too close to it and there's nothing there."



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  • Avatar for Just_Moe
    Same here, rickysbutler. Always liked them, never been a huge fan. Had this album lying around for quite a while before finally giving it the first spin - and it blew me away. Really enjoying it, especially "How to live" and "Feud", Sorry to see so many fans being diappointed.
  • Avatar for rickysbutler
    One of those few moments where I just don't understand the overwhelmingly strong opinion to an album that opposes my own almost completely. With no prior knowledge of this album or its reception, having not listened to Band of Horses in years (&, while liking them, I never considered myself much of a fan), I popped on my headphones for an early 6 a.m. hike into the mountains of SoCal not so many months ago and played this little guy. Absolutely magical; a new-found adoration for BOH as the sun rose and started reaching through those high trees, as the temperature warmed.... Basically I bobbed the hell out of my head and felt good, refreshed about everything for however many minutes. It was, oddly, a perfect series of moments in a mostly-perfect day. Put this on--loud--and take an early morning hike.
  • Avatar for Sunzy
    I am enjoying this album, it just hasn't caught me the same way EATT did... Heh
  • Avatar for Sunzy
    I think this along with Infinite Arms are their weaker albums compared to the wonderful EATT and CTB. Is it something to do with leaving Sub Pop? Could be...
  • Avatar for ohh1972
    This is such a good album. First full album I've heard of them and took a few listens to get into it. Slow Cruel Hands Of Time, Electric Music, and Heartbreak On The 101 are the best. Sunset cruising.
  • Avatar for lloydy100
    I like to pretend this album doesn't exist, that way Band of Horses stay as one of my favourite bands.
  • Avatar for Cheekeemunkee
    My initial reaction to Mirage Rock was much like everyone else's below. After a few listens, it started to grow on me and now it's the album I listen to most. The melodies take a little longer to stick but once they do, that's it. I don't find it lacking emotion or anything. I think the flat production is really blocking out an otherwise great album.
  • Avatar for Dosva
    Really pathetic... it's like they drained their music of almost all it's emotion.
  • Avatar for milann89
    Just a few traces of Band of Horses. Not a bad album overall, but not a Band of Horses album. That being said, Heartbreak On The 101 is great.
  • Avatar for Kawwaveh
    Really bad

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