All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (2007) 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… 2007-02-22 Explosions in the Sky Rock
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All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (2007)

INDOOR FIREWORKS Explosions in the Sky (pictured in concert in France, 2005) hit an emotional chord on Miss
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INDOOR FIREWORKS Explosions in the Sky (pictured in concert in France, 2005) hit an emotional chord on Miss
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2007; Lead Performance: Explosions in the Sky; Genre: Rock

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-

Originally posted Feb 14, 2007 Published in issue #922 Feb 23, 2007 Order article reprints