Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

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Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Studio album by Explosions in the Sky
Released April 18, 2011
Recorded Sonic Ranch, El Paso, Texas
Genre Post-rock
Length 46:05
Producer John Congleton
Explosions in the Sky chronology
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
(2007)
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
(2011)

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is the sixth studio album by American post-rock band Explosions in the Sky, which was released on April 18, 2011 in the UK, April 25, 2011 in Europe, and April 26, 2011 in the US.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Last Known Surroundings"   8:22
2. "Human Qualities"   8:10
3. "Trembling Hands"   3:31
4. "Be Comfortable, Creature"   8:48
5. "Postcard from 1952"   7:07
6. "Let Me Back In"   10:07

Design[edit]

Both the digipack and vinyl editions of the album case can be unfolded to form a model of a house (with either red or green walls). If viewed from the inside, the view from the door of the house is overlooking a tornado across a plain. A poster of an un-kept lawn to place the house on and a "postcard from 1952" with the track listing was included also. Early printings of the vinyl had colored vinyl and etchings of floorboards on one side.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 77/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
BLARE Magazine 3.5/5 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[4]
One Thirty BPM (70%)[5]
Pitchfork (7.2/10)[6]
Rockfreaks.net 7/10 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic (3.5/5)[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[10]

The album mostly received positive reviews from critics, peaking at #81 alternative album on the iTunes Store. Metacritic assigned it an average score of 77 out of 100, based on 31 reviews.[1] Gregory Heaney of Allmusic compliments the album, saying "it feels as though Explosions in the Sky have developed an even greater sense of patience, allowing songs to build up more intricately without rushing their way into a huge moment of distortion-filled catharsis."[2] Kevin Liedel of Slant Magazine gave it a 3 out of 5, saying "In the end, the Texas band can't help but eventually indulge their desire to produce epic, guitar-driven film-score material, and after some initial feints into other territory, Take Care is business as usual."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Take Care, Take Care, Take Care at Metacritic Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. REVIEW: Explosions In The Sky – "Take Care.." allmusic.com. April 26, 2011. Retrieved on April 29, 2011.
  3. ^ Rankin, Dan. REVIEW: Explosions In The Sky – "Take Care.." blaremagazine.com. April 25, 2011. Retrieved on April 29, 2011.
  4. ^ Choudhery, Möhammad. Consequence of Sound review
  5. ^ One Thirty BPM review
  6. ^ Tangari, Joe. Explosions In the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care pitchfork.com. April 25, 2011. Retrieved on April 29, 2011.
  7. ^ Rockfreaks.net Explosions In The Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Rockfreaks.net review Retrieved on August 10, 2011.
  8. ^ a b Liedel, Kevin. Explosions In The Sky: Take Care Take Care Take Care slantmagazine.com. Retrieved on May 2, 2011.
  9. ^ Butler, Nick (December 9, 2011). "Explosion in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (album review - staff)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Elliott, Richard. Explosions In The Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved on April 29, 2011.