Back to Oblivion

Album Review of Back to Oblivion by Finch.

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Back to Oblivion


Back to Oblivion by Finch

Release Date: Sep 30, 2014
Record label: Razor & Tie
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

67 Music Critic Score
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Back to Oblivion - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

Drowned In Sound - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Yes, Finch pissed you off in 2005, and yes, I'm sure they're very sorry. They didn't release a facsimile sequel to What It Is To Burn, and to top it off, they refused to play 'Letters For You' on their Say Hello to Sunshine tour. Well, that just sealed it. With cries of 'cast them out!' you watched from afar like a gleeful villain as they sunk under a landslide of backlash.

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Revolver - 80
Based on rating 4/5

Finch’s angsty and emotive frontman Nate Barcalow isn’t kidding when he announces, “I feel reborn” on the group’s first new album in nine years. The California alt rockers’ third time around is indeed charmed, as 'Back to Oblivion' backs up the band’s 2012 reunion with a dozen melodically and dynamically diverse tracks. These explore extremes of hard (the title track, “Further from the Few,” “Two Guns to the Temple”) and soft (“Inferium,” “New Wave”), and sometimes both within single ebb-and flow rollercoasters (“Us Vs.

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Rock Sound - 40
Based on rating 4/10

It's been too long since we've had a new album from Finch. But has the wait been worth it? Um... Living up to past glories is a challenge for any band, but none seem to have as hard a time of it as Finch. Here they are, post-hiatus and with a desire to create again, but they only have a crushingly dull 50-odd minutes to show for it.

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