Rooms Of The House
Reviewed by: Sebastian Mackay
It’s rare that a band comes along and sits at the front of their genre. But that’s exactly what La Dispute have done and they’ve done it since their first album came out. On each of their records music and poetry have transcended songwriting and have become art. Rooms Of The House is no different. It’s affecting, emotionally, unique, brilliant. It’s art for the sake of art and when commercial imperative is removed, you have an organic rawness that permeates the work.
Rooms Of The House is as raw as anything that’s come before it. And in its own way that makes La Dispute an acquired taste. A taste that, after a few listens, you’ll acquire (if you haven’t already). This is an album that deserves your full attention. Locked room and headphones. It’s one of few records that can be appreciated entirely and that’ll feel you’ve missed something if for a moment you stop paying attention.
Lyrically and musically La Dispute are at the top of their game. The music perfectly compliments the lyrics and the delivery is an intense spectacle that feels more passionate than anything you’re used to hearing. La Dispute doesn’t make records in the sense that they’re a polished collections of songs. They make lyrics that are snapshots of passion, stories, history, emotion.
Rooms Of The House is an album that in its entirety will move you and make you feel.
Rating – Iconic