For The First Time (studio album) by Black Country, New Road

For The First Time by Black Country, New Road
Year: 2021
Release date: 2021-02-05
Overall rank: 1,618th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 324 votes)
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81/100 (from 324 votes)
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75/100
From 3 days ago
“For The First Time” feels like a heavy conversation in the back of a jazz club. The sound is a hybrid of frantic jazz and post rock based guitar soundscapes cut with saxophone. The vocals are these half spoken half sung anxiety trips very similar to the style of The The’s Matt Johnson. Each track tells a different story of worry and self-esteem based around a personal experience. The heaviest of these is “Science fair” which breaks into personal disgust as the sax rises like a pack of howling wolves. The imagery is striking with wood looking at sticky hands with incredible self-loathing. Unfortunately, no other track reaches a similar emotional peak. The formula of spoken word and heavy saxophone becomes expected. The concept show promise but needs to be refined into a more diverse structure.
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65/100
From 01/05/2022 23:04
Good first album, not a fan of this style but a lot of great moments.
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From 01/04/2022 20:01
One of the best debut album.
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70/100
From 01/04/2022 14:45
Hit or miss. There are times the layering of music builds in an inspiring way and the spoken lyrics fit the feel of the song. Other times, instrumentation and vocals get in one another’s way, much like a car crash.
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80/100
From 12/29/2021 23:35
If this were an instrumental album, I think I'd give it 100/100. For some reason, Isaac Wood's vocal delivery and spoken word style doesn't do it for me. I think Track X and Opus are the only tracks where his vocals and the instrumentation come together, so I'll still be anticipating their next album. I love the free form jazz feel and the complex time signatures that they use. Since I can't help it but compare them to some other bands, they feel like the lead singer of The Vaccines paired with Tool to do a slam poetry/busking session.

79/100. Love the new feel and the mish-mosh of genres, but the vocals hurt some of the momentum.
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85/100
From 12/18/2021 19:24
Very creative music. Each song takes on a personality and a life of its own, one that's often exciting yet unpredictable in flow. Love it.
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75/100
From 12/12/2021 14:58
I like their ambition. Some of it fell flat for me though. The opening track is immense, I’ll give it that, and perhaps tells us more about what this band might produce in the future. Has 2021 been so uninspiring that a debut album demonstrating a band’s potential is considered the best of the year though??
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70/100
From 12/10/2021 05:22
Strong debut for the world's second-best Slint tribute act
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75/100
From 10/21/2021 10:18
Album Rating: 72.67
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I can see why people like this as an album or as a piece of art. Whilst I can admire the albums qualities, the only track I listen to regularly is ‘Sunglasses’. The vibrato of Isaac Wood’s voice is a little off-putting for me too.

1. "Instrumental" - 63
2. "Athens, France" - 73
3. "Science Fair" - 77
4. "Sunglasses" - 84
5. "Track X" - 70
6. "Opus" - 71
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