There's Always Someplace You'd Rather Be takes a heavy influence from shoegazing, but not in the plush, dreamy My Bloody Valentine sense. The album's seriously fuzzed-out guitars have the white noise quality of Medicine, only much more so. The album forms this sound into rather lovely pop songs on roughly half of its tracks, with the remainder exploring an unstructured wash of sound that sometimes mirrors the texture of Slowdive's Pygmalion (in much the same way Sianspheric's Somnium does). For the most part, the pop songs fare much better, taking the defining approach of shoegazing to its logical extremes.
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AllMusic Review by Nitsuh Abebe