Album #25: The Hawk Is Howling by Mogwai
Many other bands try, but few manage to create albums with the intensity and scope of Mogwai. The Hawk Is Howling is filled with the trademark Mogwai sounds: the lengthy instrumentals (I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead) and the short bursts of sonic assault (Batcat). It may be Mogwai-by-numbers but The Hawk Is Howling still manages to be an engaging and, at times, destructive listen.
Mogwai – The Sun Smells Too Loud
Alright, this is the fourth year I’ve counted down my 25 favourite albums/songs of the year on A Reminder. One album/song a day every day in December ’til Christmas, just like an advent calendar. All posts will be filed here for easy reference. Flame away.
—> See the rest of the 25 for 2008 list here.