Ought / More Than Any Other Day
Album: More Than Any Other Day   Collection:General
Artist: Ought   Added:May 2014
Label: Constellation Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-05-09 Pull Date: 2014-07-11
Week Ending: Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1 May 25 May 18 May 11
Airplays: 1 3 5 3 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 10, 2014: A-philiac
Habit, Clarity!
4. Jun 03, 2014: A-Philiac
2. Jun 06, 2014: A Visit From Drum (Best of 2014)
5. May 31, 2014: Live Your Life
Pleasant Heart
3. Jun 05, 2014: fried egg
The Weather Song
6. May 30, 2014: A Visit From Drum
Pleasant Heart, Around Again

Album Review
DJ Muscat
Reviewed 2014-05-08
Genre: post post-punk, socialism, canada

"Today, more than any other day, I am excited to feel the Milk of Human Kindness. And today, more than any other day, I am excited to go grocery shopping. And today, more than any other day, I am prepared to make the decision between 2% and whole milk."

Others: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Clinic, Protomartyr, Velvet Underground, Women, Slint

Favorites: 1, 3, 4, 7, 8. FCC: 2

1. (5:55) *** Angular jerky guitar. Delightfully off-kilter. Becomes progressively more unhinged. 3:00-4:00 settles into an instrumental string heavy interlude before rocketing back into the initial groove.
2. (5:16) FCC "fucking" (not obscene and really briefly at the end so go at it for safe harbor). Tentative guitar intro. Takes awhile to build energy but once it does it's absolutely relentless. Really funny/self-aware/perceptive lyrics. Too bad about the FCC :(
3. (6:04) **** Deeper soulful tinge to the vocals on this one. Really great guitar work. Definite one of my favorites. Droney Velvet Underground-esque finish.
4. (4:37) *** Math rock, slightly jazzy, feel. Punchy keyboard on the chorus.
5. (4:52) Beatless keyboard intro joined by violin. Plodding, and a little less interesting than some of the other songs on the album but still worthwhile. More of a folk quality to the vocals.
6. (5:27) ** Sharp drums give an almost dance-punk feel. Gritted teeth vocals. Awesome transition at 3:00 suddenly spoken vocals then noisier interlaced guitars and lyrics about how "we've reached the intermission". Fades out.
7. (6:59) *** Tense yet playful instrumental intro. Almost whispered vocals. Builds in speed and intensity and singing becomes more confrontational. Ends almost cold with ~5 seconds left.
8. (6:51) *** Really cool ambient textures then accelerates into an increasingly frantic energy. Invigorating closer.

Track Listing
1. Pleasant Heart   5. Forgiveness
2. Today, More Than Any Other Day   6. Around Again
3. Habit   7. Clarity!
4. The Weather Song   8. Gemini