Archive FINALLY returns!
David Handelman | Vancouver, BC Canada | 04/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After the monumental release of YOU ALL LOOK THE SAME TO ME, Archive seemed to fizzle out, to my utmost dismay. I loved that Album with a fiery passion. Their next album, NOISE, was just that. And LIGHTS had a glimmer of hope that they would return to their former glory. It was a good album but neither of them was a proper follow up to YALTSTM.
I'm here to tell you that CONTROLLING CROWDS is fantastically awesome and IT is that follow up I've been waiting for for almost 10 years. The first track is a 10 minute monster that starts the way we love Archive to start. The album moves from there, each track, perfectly scored. It's got all the melancholy and beauty that we expect from Darius and Company. There's even some rap that WORKS! OH, how it works. This album is truly, truly spectacular. I have so few words to describe my joy of listening to these guys. Just like "YOU ALL..." this album is a listening experience. Hope you discover it!"