November 8, 2007
HideoutMore on Film School
7 / 10 So, nu-gaze never really took off. Probably because Maps couldn’t build and support a wall-of-sound genre all on his own. It’s a shame ‘Hideout’ hadn’t surfaced earlier. Sonic and sprawling, it’s a cosmic leap for these San Fran space-heads whose 2006 debut was left behind on a far-less interesting and emotionally weightless planet.
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