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No16: And So I Watch You From Afar- Albums Of The Decade

16. And So I Watch You From Afar 'And So I Watch You From Afar' (2009) "The whispers were there in Belfast from early in the year, that And So I Watch You From Afar's self titled debut was, in the words of one music industry name, a masterpiece. They weren't far wrong. ASIWYFA took the concept of an all instrumental album and turned it on its head. They're a rock band, a metal band, a post-rock band. they're whatever the hell they want to be. The record's greatest strength was that, amongst the noise and mayhem, were actual melodies that stuck in your consciousness. It didn't hurt that they were the live band of the year too."

- Phil Udel, State