Sunn O))) - White2 2-LP (Black vinyl)
I went into this album expecting pretty much nothing. If Sunn O)))'s mind-numbingly boring ØØ Void and Flight of the Behemoth (and even the lackluster Pyroclasts, their newest full-length at the time of writing) are anything to go by, this is not a band that can consistently pull off instrumental tracks. Sure, on occasion they'll abandon their vocals and make something brilliant like Alice, but the majority of the time these attempts just end up seeping into one another and uninteresting monotony with no payoff is all you're left with. Looking at the tracklist, I was somewhat dismayed to find that I might have to wait a full 38 minutes before anything interesting happened.