Sometimes, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead seems to feel obligated to produce music of immediate and undeniable greatness. Artists like Guided by Voices and Radiohead made anthemic music during the 1990s, but they did so with a disarming sense of humility. For GBV, this resulted in brevity and sloppy musicianship; for Radiohead, in self-effacing oddness. The fifth track o... More >>>
Even with overproduction and self-conscious posturing, Trail of Dead manages to be interesting.