15 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After announcing his intent to quit music in 2015, Pinback’s erstwhile frontman shares one of his most personal and dynamic prog-pop works. Rob Crow's nonlinear songwriting means the crazy time signature shifts begin right away, with "Oh, the Sadmakers," which leaps from Weezer-like punk-pop to Tool-echoing alt-metal. His poppier inclinations are worked out best through intricate, circular guitar riffs on "Business Interruptus" and the upbeat "Rest Your Soul," while the melancholic minor-chord melodies of "Yie Ar" and the closing track have Crow pouring out his doom and gloom with the calmest of croons.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After announcing his intent to quit music in 2015, Pinback’s erstwhile frontman shares one of his most personal and dynamic prog-pop works. Rob Crow's nonlinear songwriting means the crazy time signature shifts begin right away, with "Oh, the Sadmakers," which leaps from Weezer-like punk-pop to Tool-echoing alt-metal. His poppier inclinations are worked out best through intricate, circular guitar riffs on "Business Interruptus" and the upbeat "Rest Your Soul," while the melancholic minor-chord melodies of "Yie Ar" and the closing track have Crow pouring out his doom and gloom with the calmest of croons.

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