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Route One or Die

by Three Trapped Tigers

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley One review called this "a masterpiece"...well,no...not really...that's a terrible poison chalice to saddle any new band with. Some people have also called this 'math rock'...well,if that means precise rhythms,breakneck unison playing and eccentric time signatures (the drummer sometimes sounds like a rock-drill on steroids),then that would have been a term to apply to the Mahavishnu Orchestra or,indeed,Troyka...another review called this "like nothing you've ever heard"...well,no...
No,this is a very good workout with some interesting ideas but they can be repetitive without a sense of development,I think. It actually works better when it slows down a bit and takes a breath and becomes less autistic...
Technically very challenging but emotionally a little arid in places. It is a rewarding listen but this band have a lot more development in the tank and don't need the over-hype...


James Harris
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James Harris I wrote a long story while listening to this album but all you really need to know is the main character gets hit by a bus at the end. Favorite track: Reset.
Kronos
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Kronos An incredible continuation of where 1-13 left off, Route One Or Die is even tighter and more fun than the group's first three EPs and sports their best performances yet, especially in the case of Adam Betts' incomparable drumming. Favorite track: Reset.
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released May 31, 2011

“It is quite frankly one of the most striking debut albums of a generation”
Clash

“With ‘Route One or Die’ they have managed to destroy not only their previous releases, but potentially anything else released in 2011”
BBC

“It’s the sound of imagination itself” 8/10 NME
★★★★★★★★

“Melodic and thunderously fun” 9/10 Loud and Quiet
★★★★★★★★★

“Like nothing you’ve ever heard” 8/10 Rock Sound
★★★★★★★★

“Aggressive, beautiful and frightening all at once” 9/10 Subba-Cultcha
★★★★★★★★★

“A masterpiece” 9/10 The 405
★★★★★★★★★

“These songs hook you in from the very first listen” 7/10 Drowned In Sound
★★★★★★★

“what may well be your new favourite album” 9/10 The Music Fix
★★★★★★★★★


“Has the effect of a cleansing waterfall” 4/5 Uncut
★★★★

“Route One or Die is simply something else” 4/5 Artrocker
★★★★

"Remarkably accomplished” 4/5 The Skinny
★★★★

“Route One or Die puts them in their own league” 4/5 Rockfeedback
★★★★

“A stunning achievement” 5/5 Beard Rock
★★★★★

“TTT provide a new atlas for instrumental rock explorers” 4/5 The Irish Times
★★★★

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