A Long Time Listening - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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A Long Time Listening

Bottom Line: It's a fucking hour long (but really, really good).

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Published December 21, 2010

“Clever” title notwithstanding, A Long Time Listening is not quite diverse enough to make up for its lengthy running time (it’s a fucking hour long), but its careful sonic innovation brilliantly showcases that rock music played by educated musicians doesn’t have to be boring and pointless; in fact, it can be energetic, emotional and fiercely pointed, and although it’s a bit too intellectual to impart anything specific, you never can quite shake the fact that there’s a message somewhere in that fucking hour, rather like the fact that this sentence is 119 words long and is desperately trying to tell you something, but can’t quite decide what it is, even though it takes a fucking hour to say it.

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