NME.COM

Album reviews: Manchester Orchestra

Mean Everything To Nothing

Neither Mancunian, nor orchestral, Manchester Orchestra are from Atlanta and play loud/quiet grunge. Nothing new then, but fans of the Pixies and Weezer will love it. ‘I’ve Got Friends’ is a winning maelstrom of piano, white noise, power chords and primal screaming and, as with ‘Shake It Out’, has a nice melodic sensibility beneath its Black Sabbath horns. The excellent ‘Pride’ sounds like the heavens-shaking heathen rock of Jane’s Addiction and they pull a similar trick to Jane’s’ album ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual’ by turning down the volume on the ‘second side’ for a string of more delicate songs such as the Shins-y ‘My Friend Marcus’ and the quirky pop of ‘Tony The Tiger’. That one is grrrrrreat! Sorry, I’ll go.



Martin Robinson



More on this artist:

Manchester Orchestra NME Artist Page

Manchester Orchestra MySpace
7 / 10

Share This

More Reviews

'The Keeping Room' - Film Review

A Western that revolves around a trio of gun-wielding female leads, and has a clear and consistent feminist message

Movie
Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine