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Friday, December 07, 2012

Explosions in the Sky -- The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place


There's no use getting pretentious about this one. Explosions in the Sky's The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place has been woven into the fabric of our society. You've heard it in movies, TV shows, commercials, it's been ripped off countless times by a thousand other bands (including mine), and yet it still hasn't gotten old. An instrumental representation of waking up, feeling optimistic, feeling a lot of joy, feeling some uncertainty, feeling some pain, falling down, getting up again, hoping. It's the music of life. Often imitated, never duplicated, sneakily the rock instrumental album of its decade.** Also, one of the few albums to actually prove its title.

**Sneakily because everyone said, "Oh, this is good, but not as good as _____," but this is still relevant, and a lot of that other stuff isn't. I'm included in the everyone, but not everyone is.**

2003 Temporary Residence Limited
1. First Breath After Coma 9:33
2. The Only Moment We Were Alone 10:14
3. Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean 8:43
4. Memorial 8:50
5. Your Hand in Mine 8:16

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