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Mercury Rev: Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 14 January 1999

IF YOU'VE chanced upon the term 'post-rock' and wondered what it meant, refer to Mercury Rev, who — at a guess — are the very embodiment. If post-rock means guitar-shaped noodling that's capable of existing indefinitely on a diet of sustain pedals and distortion, the upstate New York sextet fit the bill, and then some.

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