Common Era cover

Common Era


Belong’s follow-up full length to October Language, 2011’s Common Era, matched their debut for strong performance and atmosphere, putting together the raucousness of shoegaze, often at its most intense, with drone-rock and post-punk vibes in equal measure. The result, as the opening “Come See” shows with its deep roiling bass and screeching echoed feedback, is compelling. There’s also a hint of a slinky pop vibe at points, as can be heard in songs like “Perfect Life,” while the drifting haunted ambient flow of “Keep Still” is a striking contrast.

Ned Raggett

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