U.F.O.F. (studio album) by Big Thief
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.5.
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Don't get me wrong, she has a great voice and they have some impressive tracks. But I would wish for more variation in their sounds.
This is a very nice sounding album. Though I don't know what all of the songs are about, it's still enjoyable to listen to the vocals and the guitars. Speaking of guitars, I have nothing but praise for the acoustics but there are points featuring the electric guitar on the album that leave me scratching my head. I'm not sure what's up with the solo on "Jenni". It sounds like a single note played like 60 times to my untrained ear. I do think that the electric makes "Contact", though, and it's my favorite song on the record. Nothing else felt better than good to me.
I love Big Thief so naturally I am immediately drawn to this mellow low key album however over all it feels more like a Adrianne Lenker solo album rather than a fully fleshed BT collaboration especially with 2 tracks included here from Adrianne’s 2018 solo album. What’s with that?
October saw the release of ‘ Two Hands’ . Now that’s a Big Thief album and it’s superb
In logical progression building on previous efforts, Big Thief strip their sound down to the fundamental, emotional roots, with a series of tracks that revolve around circular acoustic guitar arpeggios and tender, breathy vocals. This time around, more textural experimentation and tasteful studio trickery is spooned on for good measure. The choruses are wide open and gorgeous, they sound like licks of sunlight piercing through clouds on a rainy day - verses are juxtoposingly shivering and anxious. The tracks are more compact here and burn slower, this album is definitely a grower. Excited to hear this is supposedly one of two albums to come this year.
Lulls a little in the middle, but it's still yet another solid album from the Brooklyn quartet, if not a quieter and more somber collection than their previous efforts.
I'm not exaggerating when I say I truly think Adrianne Lenker is one of the most talented and consistent songwriters in music today, and if you listen to tracks like "Cattails", "Orange" or "Terminal Paradise" (which previously appeared on her solo record, Abysskiss from last year) then you'll see why.
Inevitable Feist comparisons aside, this is a lovely record to listen to. One of the best of the year so far.
Mysterious, spacious but still immediately engaging. Nothing that smacks you across the face upon first listen, but keeps expanding little by little with each listen- the most fully realized and atmospheric musical universe of the year. Divine, just don't expect a first-listen knockout.
High quality consistent indie folk record w/ a few touches of shoegaze. No tracks blew me away (parts of tracks did) but I was consistently impressed all the way through. Most genuinely solid record I've heard this year. Not as transcendent as the peaks of 'Titanic Rising' but I can throw it on and not get bored or skip tracks. The "no one can be my man" repetitive vocals is the only thing I dislike about anything on the whole record and it's on an otherwise good track.
Bumped up my rating after another several listens. I noticed the average rating on this tanked from 83 to 79 as soon as fantano panned it. Interesting.
Something that makes this indie album stand out is the time signature changes and other rhythmic elements that make the flow of the songs less predictable and more authentic.
Gorgeous, passionate, intelligent. So few musicians these days feel this authentic. Like a modern day female Nick Drake.
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