You are watching: Maybeshewill not for want of trying

TypeReleasedRYM RatingRanked genres
12 may 2008
3.37 / 5.00.5 from 1,196 ratings
#670 because that 2008

atmospheric, instrumental, noisy, energetic, bittersweet, sentimental, melancholic, longing, triumphant

myungtrucci Jun 11 2011 4.00 stars
Whilst fixed revolutionizing the genre, Maybeshewill's debut full length is a fine example of every little thing this kind of music have to be. 'Not for want of Trying' is packed through memorable melodies, grandiose crescendos and also gorgeous piano currently (which i personally discovered to it is in the to mark of the album). The band skillfully incorporate electronic facets into song that would certainly otherwise be a conventional post-rock affair, but they execute so in a means that adds to the inspiring atmosphere, rather than coming throughout as a gimmick. The album is not flawless, and also one instance of this is monitor 6, Heartflusters. Whilst it is not necessarily a poor song, the vocals and obvious Radiohead influence feel out of place and also overall disrupts the flow of the album. Similarly, the dissonant intro to 'We called for one Ambulance but a Fire Engine Came' also feels the end of place and also disruptive. It yes, really is a pity, since the second half of the song is nothing short of spectacular. Many of the album's post-metal motivated moments occupational well, however the abovementioned intro has more in typical with Norma Jean than Isis/Pelican and although it adds variety, it damages the epic emotion that the previous 4 tracks were building up.Despite these tiny discrepancies in the album's flow, 'Not for desire of Trying' is a majestic and inspiring post-rock document that is no to be missed by those looking for one of the promise bands in the genre. Because that fans of: God is one Astronaut, Sigur Ros, Sleepmakeswaves, 65daysofstatic

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4 star album, however the titletrack is an pure 5 star song.Epic, heavy, post-rock v soundclips from among the finest movie monologues ever (Peter Finch's "I'm Mad together Hell" speech from Network)? Yes, hell yes.