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The Glow Pt. 2 (album) by The Microphones 

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The Glow Pt. 2
The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones (2001)
Overall rank: 289th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 416 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2001 (8th)
Top 100 albums of the 2000s (56th)
Top 500 albums of all time (289th)

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From JulianR 08/04/2017 05:40
This is one of the greatest albums of all time. It takes a decent number of listens, but the true beauty of this album soon reveals itself. While it may seem haphazard, every note of this album is heavily choreographed. It's perfectly imperfect. Other music seems boring in its presence.
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From robinmkick19 07/27/2017 12:24
This album is a lo-fi, folk-y, noisy, beautiful masterpiece that features the brilliant and eerie lyrics of Phil Elverum and the intricate instrumentation that accompanies them. It's the type of album that takes a few listens to fully comprehend and appreciate. It alternates between beautiful acoustic melodies and aggressive noise rock to express the contrasting emotions the narrator is experiencing. The title track is one of my favorites because the lyrics portray the narrator wishing he were dead, or even attempting suicide, but then realizing that he is still alive and has no choice but to go on living. The way Elverum describes the feeling of being alive (my heart beats loudly/my blood flows harshly) portrays his existence as one full of pain and anger. The dark and profound lyrics are one of my favorite aspects of the record. The lyrics are sung with such emotion, expressing vulnerability and devastation, which facilitates the listener's comprehension of what the narrator is going through. In addition, the eerie-sounding, buzzing note that is repeated many times throughout the album gives it a dark, foreboding tone. I like the way it becomes more prominent as the album progresses until the final track, which consists almost entirely of this single sound being repeated over and over. It makes me think of impending danger when I hear it, which makes it very attention-catching and jarring. It's an intriguing, unique record that explores a variety of ideas and emotions in an effective way. The only downfall, in my opinion, is that certain tracks, such as Samurai Sword, are so noisy and aggressive that they are slightly difficult to listen to, although I recognize that the band included such instrumentation to contribute to the album's tumultuous and emotionally jarring tone.

Favorite tracks: I Want Wind to Blow, Headless Horseman, The Gleam Pt. 2, You'll Be In the Air

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From JulianR 06/14/2017 07:51
Enjoyable. I can sense it will be a grower
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From BowieGhostsBub 06/09/2017 12:03
I was lucky enough to find this album through the Album of the Day and I'm glad I listened. It's really excellent and atmospheric. I would definitely recommend. Only negative I can come up with is some songs were a bit too long, but that in itself is not an issue at all to me.
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From Komorebi-D 02/20/2017 07:16
I may prefer It Was Hot, We Stayed In Water but in terms of quality I perceive them equally. I know the label of "haunting" as a descriptor gets thrown around a lot in music but this album truly deserves it. No album has successfully scared the living shit out of me like this.
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From rliberty 01/28/2017 15:59
While "The Glow Pt. 2" may be too abrasive at certain points for some people, to me it's part of what makes this album so unique and bold. There's a darkness to this album that's hard to describe, but the mood it creates really got to me from the very first listen.
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From Weepingguitarman 09/07/2016 04:29
By far, my favorite album. No matter what I'm doing, if I start listening to this album, I can't help but listen all the way through.
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From willmaatealrii 05/16/2016 07:59
If you're into Lo-Fi will have heard this before. However, one could hardly call it mainstream. There are instances in this album, particularly the last song, where you may find yourself thinking 'What the hell am I listening to?' and 'Did I really just pay for the privilege of hearing that?' But, I feel that these moments are made up for by the instrumentals I and II, (Something) I and II and my personal favourite 'I Felt Your Shape'.
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From NoeSSS 03/10/2016 01:17
best album of all times
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From alexgagne 02/19/2016 20:34
Pretty good dark indie rock album. Based on his actual 389th overall rank, The Glow Pt. 2 his maybe a bit overrated on BEA.

Favorite track: I Want Wind To Blow, Moon, Samurai Sword
Less favorite tracks: My Roots Are Strong And Deep, Mansion
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