All The Nations Airports feels like an album born of negativity. It’s frequently a superb listen and often a real eye opener for its jerks and shocks, but it's an album to brace yourself for.»
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remastered by bob weston and feature re-imagined cover art, new liner notes and copious bonus material. with all the nations airports, the band did not compromise its efforts to push itself in new directions. archers of loaf delivered an album that included the straightforward indie-rock songs that had made them famous, interspersed with instrumental tracks, layered tape loops, and even a solo piano song. in stephen thompson's liner notes for the airports reissue, he says, "it's music that exists because it must, with all the bile, beauty, and bluster of youth and all the disaffected paranoia of a perpetually worried mind. the album might not have fulfilled archers of loaf's commercial potential at the time, but that makes an awful lot of sense. the band tended to craft its greatest art when it saw fit to scribble in the margins.
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