Low – Songs for a Dead Pilot
Acquired: Love Garden, Used, 2007
This EP is a total snooze. I know, I know, you're saying I should have expected that, given that the genre is “slowcore,” but even for Low's standards this is boring. I don't get it. It was their first release on Kranky and came between two excellent albums: The Curtain Hits the Cast and Secret Name. It's also touted as their most “minimal” record to date, and it really, really doesn't work for them. This thing has six songs and is 35 minutes long and it functioned as background music the whole time. Nothing stuck out and whenever I tried to pay attention I got bored. The artwork is cool as hell though.