Laurent Baillet/Dalle/Retna
Simon Vozick-Levinson
February 16, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Temporary Residence
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

The instrumental Texas quartet Explosions in the Sky proved long ago that they don’t need words to tell an arresting story. On All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, their fourth LP (and their first since recording the score of the 2004 film Friday Night Lights), guitars, pianos, and drums build from trancelike hushes to violent peaks before collapsing back into quiet; the band runs through intricately nuanced compositions with the fervor of an inspired jam session. The emotions they evoke keep resonating well after their last notes die down. A-

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