The music swells in intensity and breaks into a gallop after the first minute and a half. It reaches a screeching, somewhat dissonant conclusion, mirroring the confessional, dazed spaciness of the lyrics. What stands out about the album Civilian isn't so much the music--although it has become fuller, more energetic and more assured than the band's previous material--as it is the visceral sense of yearning throughout. No song sums up that feeling as well as "Civilian."
On iTunes: Wye Oak / "Civilian"
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