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Oceansize: Effloresce
Buy! - (Beggars Banquet)
This aptly-named British band sports a massive sound on their ambitious debut album. Part of the new wave of British prog-rock, Oceansize share some similarities with groups like the Cooper Temple Clause, Muse and Radiohead while also hearkening back to earlier prog-rockers like Pink Floyd, but unlike most of their modern prog-rock peers, they also draw fairly heavily from metal and grunge. Ultimately though, they’re hard to pin down, alternating between delicate, ethereal passages and violent bursts of hard-rock intensity in their often-lengthy but rarely tedious songs. 4/26/2004 - Don Yates
Other Oceansize album reviews:

Everyone Into Position - 1/18/2006