So Divided This Austin outfit's 2002 breakthrough album, Source Tags & Codes , and its 2005 follow-up, Worlds Apart , made up an irresistible double bill of… So Divided This Austin outfit's 2002 breakthrough album, Source Tags & Codes , and its 2005 follow-up, Worlds Apart , made up an irresistible double bill of… 2006-11-14 And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead Rock
Music Review

So Divided (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 14, 2006; Lead Performance: And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead; Genre: Rock

This Austin outfit's 2002 breakthrough album, Source Tags & Codes, and its 2005 follow-up, Worlds Apart, made up an irresistible double bill of furious art rock. On So Divided, they show off their poppier tendencies with a cover of the Guided by Voices ballad ''Gold Heart Mountain Top Queen Directory'' and the Shins-esque ''Eight Day Hell.'' They do, however, retain enough of their signature orchestral flourishes, grandiose choruses, and found-sound fragments to keep longtime fans satisfied.

Originally posted Nov 17, 2006 Published in issue #908 Nov 24, 2006 Order article reprints