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This is Not the End


Released in 2019
Reviewed February 27 2019

This is Not the End

To follow up on the promise in this album's title: No, let's hope not.

Norwegian trio Spielbergs have made the kind of album that primarily showcases them as performers within a genre (powerful riffing rock with a certain 90's tinge), but also—more importantly—what can emerge from that energy and competence when everything falls into place.

With tracks like 'NFL' (recalling the Guided By Voices of Mag Earwhig! / Do The Collapse / Isolation Drills) and 'You All Look Like Giants' making up for more ordinary moments like 'Distant Star', Spielbergs show they can do much more than just go through the motions. When they don't try so hard.