Best of 2014: 8 Mogwai - RAVE TAPES


Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
Standout Tracks: Hexon Bogon, Repelish
Mogwai is one of those bands that has been with me through a lot of growing up. One of my cool guy claims to fame is seeing them perform live in 1999 at the Barrowlands in Glasgow. Audio visually speaking, it was one of the best shows I've ever been to. In recent years, I haven't been super into Mogwai, but this latest release from them really takes you on a journey. Their niche is epic instrumental rock that builds and layers and builds and layers and explodes and recedes. And this album delivers. Here's the official video for a track off the album that I dig called, "The Lord is Out of Control":

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