The Glow Pt. 2 (studio album) by The Microphones

The Glow Pt. 2
The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 182nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 678 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2001 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (32nd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (182nd)
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84/100 (from 678 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.0/100, a mean average of 82.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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90/100
From 03/24/2021 23:54
The album starts at a godly level with the first 3 tracks - these three songs are always with me. The album as a whole is fantastic, and i find very few albums who start so strong
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From 02/11/2021 14:47
This album's a grower, not a shower. It's taking me over a dozen listens, but now I think it's starting to click.
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From 11/28/2020 05:16
I’m so grateful this album exists. I stumbled upon this album digging though the Olympia scene. A treasure for sure. Phil’s writing has kept me engaged.
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From 09/29/2020 07:19
How is it even possible that this makes me feel so sad yet so happy at the same time?
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From 07/06/2020 23:54
Some great indie folk songs. The low fidelity of the recording really helps to add to the intimacy of this record.
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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.

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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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2. Amnesiac by Radiohead
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