I discovered this band because My Bloody Valentine are often mentioned as an influence on the Deftones.  "Only Shallow" is genuinely a great song, and "Loomer" is a good song, but other than that, this is just good background music for the most part.  It has a dream-like, gracefully hypnotic quality about it, but the idea that this is one of the greatest releases of the decade is somewhat laughable in my eyes.  Influential, sure, but I can only take so much lush layered guitars and beautiful background vocals in one sitting.  It all just meshes together after a few songs and becomes slightly boring as a result.  Although quite beautiful at times, overall it comes off a bit too underwhelming to be considered truly great in my eyes.


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