The Glow Pt. 2 (album) by The Microphones

The Glow Pt. 2
The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 181st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 627 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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From 02/19/2020 01:41
One of the most intimate albums I've ever heard, with Phil Elvrum's lyrics pointing the listener to both the gritty, and the beautiful on a journey as experimental and mind-blowing as anything I've listened to before or since. A true masterpiece.
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From 01/17/2020 21:04
Best album of the 2000s.
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From 03/31/2019 14:00
I am surprised that this album isn't ranked higher. such a great album
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From 02/26/2019 18:38
Microphones is an extraordinary band led by the genius Phil Elvrum who works on the experimentation in the lo-fi music. The very special art of Phil Elvrum and his band reaches its peak on this album of 2001. The sonic research started on "It Was Hot We Stayed in the Water" here reach an impressive maturity. It is nevertheless a matter of pure lo-fi but of so sophisticated lo-fi that one has to listen to it with the headphones to appreciate all the complexity. We must not believe that we are here in pure sound of experimentation. "The Glow, Pt. 2" is above all an "indie-pop" album full of shattering songs of simplicity and sincerity. It is clear that Phil Elvrum wanted to make a "complete" album: at once conceptual, experimental, melodic, modest and ambitious. Clearly one of the best independent rock albums of all time.

10/10

Best track: "The Glow, Pt. 2"
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From 07/16/2018 22:08
This album was an instant favorite for me. The lo-fi, anti-folky sound matches up perfectly with the angsty lyrics that border on emo. If Pavement and Daniel Johnston had a lovechild, it'd be this record. The songs mirror each other deliciously; the patterns across this album truly are so fun to decipher and the common blips across each track just make it such an immersive experience. This album is great to listen to both all the way through and track by track. Each time a song is sampled in another corresponding track, the delivery is done uniquely every time. The Microphones harvested each of the many toe-tapping, memorable nuances they created and incorporated them repeatedly in consecutive songs, doing so PERFECTLY.

Favorite songs: all of them.
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From 02/04/2018 14:17
The first three tracks are masterpieces.
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From 01/27/2018 09:45
According to RYM it actually is their tenth album, but according to just about everywhere else it's their second. However, RYM is including demos and albums they released under different names in that list. Nevertheless, Brad1770's review is goddamn hilarious.
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From 01/27/2018 09:26
@Brad1770 "The greatest 10th album in the history of music" lol bruh there's this unknown album called The White Album by an underground band called The Beatles you should check it out.

Plus, how can you make a statement like that then you go and give "The greatest 10th album in the history of music" a 5/10? and not to burst your bubble but this wasn't even their 10th album lmao this is hilarious
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From 11/30/2017 14:23
A testament to how music can be emotional and otherworldly without being technically proficient
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1. Is This It by The Strokes
2. Amnesiac by Radiohead
3. Discovery by Daft Punk
4. Lateralus by Tool
5. Origin Of Symmetry by Muse
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