The Sun

Album Review of The Sun by Fridge.

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The Sun


The Sun by Fridge

Release Date: Jun 19, 2007
Record label: Temporary Residence
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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The Sun - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Sputnikmusic - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5

Review Summary: An album where percussion takes prominence and it is for the better, as cliche and uninspired guitars provide the only source of melody.It was the end of third grade, and I was all ready to sign up for my school district’s band program, which would begin the following year. I was an aspiring drummer, along with half of my class. Of that large number, a good ¾ were rejected by their parents, all of them saying the drums were “too loud” or “too big”, myself included.

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was unenthusiastic

When British post-rock trio Fridge first bowed in 1997, they did so on the heels of Tortoise’s Millions Now Living Will Never Die. Pulling from the same inspirational well as that Chicago group’s now-seminal sophomore album, Fridge unfolded as that band’s British analogue, gradually developing their own unique spin on driving Kraut, rigid electronic rhythms and ecstatic free jazz. By 2001’s Happiness, Fridge had all but repaid their debt to post-rock’s founding fathers, cresting with a deft album that managed to translate their influences into a creative amalgam of instrumental collages.

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