III (Espers album)
|Studio album by Espers|
|Released||October 20, 2009|
|Genre||Folk rock, psychedelic rock|
|Pitchfork Media||(6.1/10) |
III is Espers' fourth full-length album. It was released on October 20, 2009. The band (known for bleak and melancholic music) has stated in a press release that they've "attempted to create something that would be perhaps cheery at times, though that mark may have been missed.”
Allmusic's Thom Jurek gave the album a glowing review, concluding that "This band may take their time between releases now, but they get exponentially more sophisticated and adventurous, not only in their composed material, but in their approach to making records."
The BBC's David Sheppard gave it a positive review, concluding that "much of this unostentatiously produced album...could have been recorded at any time during the last 40 years and will probably still beguile four decades hence."
Michael Cramer of Dusted Magazine gave it a mixed review, describing it as an awkward hybrid of the band's first two albums: "In opting for a more concise and song-based approach while largely retaining (if in somewhat attenuated form) the production aesthetic of its predecessor, III occupies an uncomfortable middle ground between II and Espers’s debut, and resultantly is a weaker album than either."
- "I Can't See Clear" - 4:14
- "The Road of Golden Dust" - 5:07
- "Caroline" - 3:22
- "The Pearl" - 4:49
- "That Which Darkly Thrives" - 5:14
- "Sightings" - 5:12
- "Meridian" - 3:13
- "Another Moon Song" - 6:03
- "Colony" - 4:18
- "Trollslända" - 5:53
- "Reviews for III by Espers". Metacritic. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
- III at AllMusic
- "Espers: III | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
-  Archived October 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Blogs". Uncut.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Music - Review of Espers - III". BBC. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Dusted Reviews: Espers - III". Dustedmagazine.com. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- Drag City page for the album includes song samples
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