Courtesy of The Fader.
You’re Better Than This is not the album that will allow the uninitiated to understand the cult appeal of Pile. If anything else, it’s the complete opposite. Song structures are labyrinthine, relentlessly challenging any convention or formula tacked onto the group. Pile’s mastery of dynamics and tension are used to keep the listener in complete disarray. Pipe bomb outbursts of noise shatter serene silences. But when you brace to be flattened underneath ten-ton chords, the band substitutes soft finger-picked guitar.READ MORE