Rave Tapes takes post-rock and does a beautiful job at subduing it, proving Mogwai just keeps maturing as a band. Rave Tapes is slower and less loud than previous Mogwai albums and the addition of synth leaves a strong impression on the listener. The tracks on this album are less dramatic but do not lack any of the energy Mogwai is known for.
Play: 6, 3, 7, 9
*Song 5 is a spoken word analysis of Stairway to Heaven – it’s worth a listen!)
RIYL: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky