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Forest Fire
Staring at The X
I suppose it’s a pretty standard "difficult second album," 
really, in that it marks a sizable departure from the mostly quaint, if also very good, psych-folk of their debut, but still, it seems as if Brooklyn’s Forest Fire have hit their stride. Staring at The X is a slightly trickier affair that demands closer listening, with added layers of noise and effects obscuring what is still some fairly traditional songwriting. It’s a headphone album, yes, but there’s so much joy here that you’ll want to experience it with others, too. (The album will be released on 10/18)


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