Release Date: Jun 29, 2004
Record label: Vector
For those attracted -- as well as put off -- by the sun-drenched and shambolic hippie optimism on New Earth Mud, forget it. While This Magnificent Distance is not a pessimistic record, it is a darker one (texturally at least), and its musical polestar is a step into something murkier, more spacious and varied, and better articulated, yet less defined. This is most certainly a rock record.