Civilian (album) by Wye Oak

Civilian
Civilian by Wye Oak (2011)
Overall rank: 4,945th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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From Mercury 01/29/2014 03:26
There is something just really mesmerizing about this album. It has moments of being pretty straight forward rock. There are also a lot of really emotional and gorgeous atmospheric parts. There is something so gorgeously sincere about Jenn Wasner's vocals. I just feel like I know and understand her when she sings so plainly and beautifully and naturally. This is just a record I really love and relate to. Nothing about it seems overly conceptualized, nor does anything here seem superficial. It's just the perfect balance of the elements of the upfront and the introspective.

Highly recommended.
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From CaptainFicus 10/06/2013 06:07
So glad i gave this a try. I found out about the lead singer from a song by Titus Andronicus she was featured in, and i was curious if her band was any good. Needless to say i was pleasantly surprised.
This album is so atmospheric and beautiful and wondrous. However, it also has perfectly timed moments of powerful, bad-ass climaxes that leave on floored.
Basically, it is elegant, but can kick your ass if it wanted to.
i would suggest headphones and high volume on this one.
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From HoldenM 10/05/2013 10:11
This is the soundtrack to taking an underwater sabbatical. If it were possible to solitarily trek the depths of the ocean, this would be the musical statement to such a strangely nautical experience. Really. Maybe it's just the album cover, but that's the sensation that this record offers. Civilian is truly an unearthly creation in the best way possible.
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From replacementlevel 07/30/2013 19:54
Throw this one in, close your eyes, and feel the dense atmoshpherics swell around you. I can't think of three better songs in succession on an album than "Holy Holy", "Dogs Eyes" and "Civilian".
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