PIDGEON: From Gutter with Love: CD

Jul 06, 2007

Discordant, disjoined noise. These songs try to have an expansive sweep, but wind up sounding like a mess of screamed and crooned vocals, mismatched instrumentation, and misguided attempts at swooning shoegaze—it’s a bit like combining the worst excesses of early 1990s indie bands with none of the melodies or artistic conceits that made any of them interesting. Rapidly shifting between styles really doesn’t make the music more dynamic or engaging—it just makes this album a stylistic, inconsistent, and incoherent mess.

 –scott (Absolutely Kosher)