Temporary Residence Limited (2007)
Thirty seconds is all you’ll need to believe in the tragedy-turned-majesty of All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, Explosions In The Sky’s long-awaited, very eagerly anticipated fourth album. The hands-over-your-face, drop-to-your-knees opening track is only the beginning of the dominating brilliance of this record. Recorded by John Congleton (The Roots, The Mountain Goats) at Pachyderm Studios in rural Minnesota, the album is a massive leap forward, showcasing a broader instrumental range and their most focused, efficient songwriting. It’s also within arm’s length of matching the overwhelming glory of their legendary live shows, trading in the crystalline production of The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place for a paint-peeling intensity that blurs the lines between studio and live performance.