Album Title: In Other Fictions
Release Date: September 1, 2004
Genre: Indie Pop
As far as band names go, the members of Argentine have picked the perfect one for their group. The definition of argentine is a silvery substance, and if there was one precious metal to compare the five-piece's music to, it would be silver. Cold, smooth, and refined, Argentine's music leaves the listener feeling like they've been standing outside in the middle of a snowy forest in the dead of night. 'In Other Fictions' clocks in at around forty-five minutes, which means the average length of the 8 tracks is about five and a half minutes. It's doubtful that any of the songs' tempos rise above 80 bpm, and the tranquil vocals drag out each syllable; Argentine are about anything contrary to speed and chaos. One of the major problems with 'In Other Fictions' is that there's a constant fuzz running throughout the background, and with songs as delicate as Argentine's it can become distracting. The icy vacuum that the Brooklyn band's music should exist in is warmed too much by the drone, especially on second track 'Fresh Inventions'. Perhaps if the band pulled in an outside producer, and cleaned-up the sloppy bits, the burnished sheen of their soundscapes would be able to shine even brighter.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

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