A horrible hack

Always The Runner


Year Released: 2004
Format: CD
Label: Myla
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jun 13, 2007
Unlike instrumental music that is actually any good, Always The Runner fail to convey any particular emotion or sway the mood of the listener one tiny jot. Elongated, melodious, navel-gazing bum piss that demonstrates little more than the fact that some people in some town somewhere bought the last Explosions in the Sky album, doubtless prompting them to scurry out and buy a bunch of effects pedals in an attempt to make the sound of paint drying appear “epic” and “beautiful”. The first and last tracks of this tripe feature vocals, both of which somehow manage to be even duller than their instrumental brethren, a singular, droning noise that sounds like your least favourite geography teacher talking about rock strata while U2 play in the background. Utterly, utterly unsalvageable. If this band were my child, I would have drowned it in a barrel of icy water before it even took its second breath.

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