The Great Destroyer is the seventh studio album by American indie rock band Low. It was released on January 25, 2005 as their first recording on Sub Pop Records. California", a song about Sparhawk's mother, was released as the album's first single, backed with a demo of "Cue the Strings". A remix EP of "Monkey", entitled "Tonight the Monkeys Die", soon followed. Music videos were created for both. The title of the album (as well as the song "Silver Rider") is taken from the story within the album art.
The Great Destroyer is their 8th album, and 12th full-length release. And never mind the number of tours and shows and hours logged in countless studios. I mention all this because of the intriguing subtext permeating most of these songs. This line could easily serve as an epithet, or an epitaph. And maybe this is a death, and The Great Destroyer is Low themselves, orphaning their fans and their history for the sake of the group's creative edification. If this album is indeed the beginning of a long, arduous journey of rediscovery and rebirth and other fun ponderous stuff, here's hoping the rest of the trip is more enjoyable than this initial misstep.
The Great Destroyer by Low, released 25 January 2005 1. Monkey 2. California 3. Everybody's Song 4. Silver Rider 5. Just Stand Back 6. On The Edge Of 7. Cue The Strings 8. Step 9. When I Go Deaf 10. Broadway (So Many People) 11. Pissing 12. Death Of A Salesman 13. Walk Into The Sea Formed in 1993, Low is a trio from Duluth, Minnesota comprised of guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk, st Mimi Parker and bassist Zak Sally . Co-produced by Low and David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev), The Great Destroyer is a welcome surprise and, in the end, a rock n’ roll revelation.
Not many, but with The Great Destroyer, Low may have turned this trick. How many bands make their best album ten years and seven discs into their career? Not many, but with The Great Destroyer, Low may have turned this trick. More a natural progression in the Duluth, Minnesota trio's development from one-trick slowcore ponies than a jarring reinvention, The Great Destroyer underscores Low's established strengths and sheds light on some new attributes, too.
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That may turn off purists yearning for I Could Live in Hope's simplicity, but aside from the bigger sound, there's something for almost every kind of Low fan on the album: chilly, brooding songs ("Pissing," "Everybody's Song"), gentle but powerful songs ("On the Edge Of," "Silver Rider") and gorgeous epics (". Broadway (So Many People)").
The Great Destroyer is a 2005 album by the slowcore band Low. It was their first recording on Sub Pop Records. California", a song about Sparhawk's mother, was the first single, backed with a demo of "Cue the Strings". A remix EP of "Monkey", entitled "Tonight the Monkeys Die", soon followed The title of the album (as well as the song "Silver Rider") is taken from the story within the album ar. .