Explosions in the Sky
The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

Temporary Residence Limited

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“The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place is the third album recorded by post-rock band Explosions in the Sky, released on November 4, 2003 on the Temporary Residence label in the USA and on the Bella Union label. It is widely considered to be a concept album.

The album continues the patterns of the previous albums, with brooding, ominous melodies building into crashing climaxes. It has received positive reviews from critics, with a rating of 86% – or 'Universal Acclaim' – at review aggregation website Metacritic.

From an interview on "Slice of the Shiny" Munaf said The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place was the band's "attempt at love songs".” – Wiki

“With this album, Explosions in the Sky have constructed a sweetly melodic, inspirationally hopeful album for a genre whose trademark is tragedy. For the astute listener, under the CD tray, amongst the illustrated scattered leaves, lies the answer to the album's desperately optimistic title; it reads "Because You Are Listening." It serves as a poignant parting sentiment from a band whose music is as dramatic as finding hope.” – Pitchfork

“It all really comes down to evocation. Explosions in the Sky aren’t telling stories with their songs, they’re creating a location they can pile on with storms, sunlight, and shadowy wisps of character. Explosions in the Sky allows us to set their music against whatever moment of our lives we want to exalt, their music adding just the right amount of gravitas to something that, if you relived it, would be just another awkward moment in a sea of awkward moments…

The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place is such a hopeful phrase, and I always remember that this album has such an endearing feeling. I’ve listened to it at my lowest points, and it brings back that optimistic mentality. It brings in that carefree vibe, and lets all the bad shit get pulled into the tide.” – Consequence of Sound

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Explosions in the Sky


The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place


Temporary Residence Limited


Vinyl, LP

Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched

All Media, Album, Repress



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Post Rock

Catalog No:

TRR 61