Akron/Family & Angels of Light
Akron/Family & Angels of Light

Young God
2005
A
Reviewed by: Josh Honn
Reviewed on: 2005-12-20



Posted 12/20/2005 - 09:09:47 AM by wiredbird:
 Uncommon Folk has begun to invade the pages of Stylus.. . we request more!
 
Posted 12/20/2005 - 12:14:27 PM by ihgsoi:
 This right here, this is the album of the year.
 
Posted 12/20/2005 - 04:49:23 PM by lilialilia:
 i'll be reading stylus more now that mr. honn is writing for you and I agree -- album of the year.
 
Posted 12/21/2005 - 02:57:01 AM by pabanks46:
 No split deserves that title, but this is a freaking awesome split. The first thing I even like that involves Angels of Light. Of course, Akron/Family are great on here. I'll Be On The Water off their full-length is such an understated gem, I knew this would be great.
 
Posted 12/21/2005 - 07:27:46 AM by danielboroughs:
 I'm so glad this release made it to the year-end list. I really didn't care for the exact placement of it on the countdown, but just seeing it there, I knew that this year-end list has been well thought out. I'd also like to mention having the privilege to have seen these guys live (at Smith College) practically made this rather haphazard fall semester at school worthwhile. In some respects it was a smidge heartbreaking and unfortunate that they played to / received by such a small crowd, but I hope they felt that the few heads that caught them that night, including my girlfriend and a friend of mine, were over their own heels with appreciation for delivering a simply electrifying "rock" performance with some real high instensity drone/experimental passages. Playing in a room dimly lit and constructed with wooded floors and high ceilings. They sat in chairs while their sound hit the roof. The reverbed harmonizing was literally cupped by the steep walls like rocking a sound baby in its arms. They were humbling professionals in the execution of every note. On the money and on point. Definitely one the best live acts to look out for...but that is really driving that point into the coffin by now. sorry 'bout that.