It's barely a minute into Mogwai's fourth LP before we get a breathtaking glimpse of all that makes the group stand out from its postrock brethren. After a plaintive guitar passage kicks off "Hunted by a Freak," the song suddenly ascends to the heavens on rails of distortion, violins, and untranslatable vocoder utterances. Apparently little of the Glaswegian five-piece's power and bombast was lost during the respite... More >>>