September 10, 2009 If there's a single word that can sum up Great Northern's "Houses," it's probably "urgency." From start to finish, the song is shot through with a sense that it can't reach its destination quickly enough, beginning with the inexorable thumping of the kick drum and chords that spin around in a disorienting swirl.
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September 19, 2007 Great Northern's "Low Is a Height" doesn't break a ton of lyrical ground: Instead, it's content to use vague phrases to help pile on the atmosphere. It's an effective strategy, as the song functions as the musical embodiment of a mood that's somehow both sunny and oppressive.
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