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With their fifth album, 2012’s monumental 2 CD effort Departure Songs, the building promise of Hammock hit a remarkable new level, their elegantly earnest shoegaze-into-postrock approach producing a masterpiece of sweeping, thoroughly arranged and orchestrated music. The group’s ear for sequencing, letting the songs feel like one long flowing piece with lulls and crescendos arriving right when they need to, is in full flight, while melodramatic titles like “(Tonight) We Burn Like Stars That Never Die” and “(Let’s Kiss) While The Stars Are All Falling Down” justify their bombast.

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