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Athletics - Why Aren't I Home?

kilgoretrout   (50 reviews)

Posted: 11/29/2010 | Comments: 13 | Rate:

Where the hell did this band come from? It seems like at least once a year there's a debut from some unknown band that takes rock music by storm, and Athletics manages to do that and more with their debut Why Aren't I Home? Athletics mixes Post Rock elements, a la Explosions in the sky, with soaring vocals, and some heavy guitar play to form their own, kick ass, version of modern rock.


You can imagine my excitement when this endlessly listenable album fell into my lap and I found out it was a Deep Elm Records release. Over the course of my reviews here, Deep Elm has yet to disappoint, and they may have just released their most important record to date.


While other bands are happy to toil in the same kind of music over and over, Athletics decides to take elements of post rock, emo, hardcore, and other genres, and mix them all together to create something truly original, something that is all but impossible for bands today. Making heavy use of reverb on the vocals, and off-time guitar, Why Aren't I Home comes in late as a front runner for album of the year.

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Comments
RAPE FACE
15,341 Posts
37/M/VA
Deep Elm is a great label
Pulp Free
52,190 Posts
35/M/PA
some editing needs to be done.

tracklisting and you called the band Why Aren't I Home in the first paragraph.
vanilla gorilla
213,410 Posts
38/M/PA
this album rules.
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2,832 Posts
30/M/WV
Originally posted by: WREN

some editing needs to be done.

tracklisting and you called the band Why Aren't I Home in the first paragraph.



lol whoops.
Means to an end
13,569 Posts
33/M/NA
Originally posted by: cbrickhouse

this album rules.



I bumped this album for a few days and I don't think one single person paid attention.

Also, album rules.
vanilla gorilla
213,410 Posts
38/M/PA
i posted something about it a while ago and no one said shit
N.I.L.
11,730 Posts
33/M/PA
May have to check this out when I get the time.
I have no legs!
2,832 Posts
30/M/WV
i had this sitting in the review queue for a while and just got around to listening to it yesterday, fucking awesome stuff.
Means to an end
13,569 Posts
33/M/NA
Still listening to this on the reg.
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