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The Bones Of What You Believe [Jewel Case] [Explicit Lyrics]

Chvrches Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B00K2IOR2M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 476 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Mother We Share
2. We Sink
3. Gun
4. Tether
5. Lies
6. Under the Tide
7. Recover
8. Night Sky
9. Science/Visions
10. Lungs
11. By the Throat
12. You Caught the Light

Product Description

Debut studio album by the Scottish synthpop band. Featuring the singles 'The Mother We Share', 'Recover', 'Gun' and 'Tether', the album entered the UK Albums Chart at #9.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Chvrches take us Back to the Future 20 Oct 2013
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What a brilliant, sublime paradox this album is. Having been a teenager of the 80's this album revives some fantastic memories of bands like Ultravox, Depeche Mode, A-ha, Yazoo, and many others with it's screaming synths, electronic beats and great songwriting. But to purely tag this music as 80's revivalism would be doing Chvrches a huge injustice. What Bones has done is transport electronic music into the future with it's attitude and edginess. Then we come to Lauren Mayberry...what a stunning voice! Not since Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) have I heard such a voice that can sound so vulnerable and fragile yet strong and forceful all in the same note (that beautiful Scottish lilt is a big contributing factor)! In fact although on one level Chvrches electric synth sound it completely different to the jangly guitars of The Sundays to me there are some striking similarities and I have to say Chvrches are probably the only band I would trust to do a decent cover of a Sundays song...Lauren if you're reading this - please give it some thought! Being a bloke in his mid 40's I thought my days of listening to new, 'relevant' music were over. Thank you Lauren and the boys for restoring my faith in and enthusiasm for modern British music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ace 18 Nov 2013
By IanJC
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Highly recommended.
I wasn't a big fan of 80's influenced music (or at least I couldn't find a way in) until I heard a single off this on the radio.
I brought the CD when it came out and am still listening.
Recommended
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 10 Nov 2013
By Mac12
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Superb album. Original, infectious, mature and emotional. Repeated listening gives rewards. British music is really coming into its own again. Support them!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great, catchy debut - not a dud track on it 2 Oct 2014
By Peter
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If you hated the idea of synthesizer-based bands in the 1980s, and thought it wouldn't translate to 30 years later (I did when I first listened to the Amazon 30 second extracts), this album proves you should think again and prepare to be converted. Chvrches really have a knack for writing deceptively simple songs that stay in the subconscious. Every track has a memorable hook that replays repeated listening. The ratings for tracks on this album might have you think that some songs are more stand-out than others, but I'm mystified as to why the ratings are underwhelming for tracks lesser known than 'The Mother we Share'. So, really worth mentioning for that reason are 'By the Throat', 'We Sink', 'Night Sky', 'Under the Tide' and, more obviously, 'Recover', all of which follow a winning Chvrches formula. The final track, the jangly-sustain guitar-based and reflective 'You caught the light' hints at a different direction, which will be interesting if it hints at future development. Elsewhere, Lauren Mayberry's vocals dominate from the middle distance, although maybe some more variation in vocal style would be good for the future. It beggars belief that this album is labelled 'explicit', presumably because of about two rude words buried inconspicuously in the lyrics of a couple of tracks. Ignore that, and ignore the idea that Chvrches are some sort of 1980s revival; they're very definitely a band for the 2010s and, on this evidence, should be around for a long time if their second album lives up to this one.
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Having seen their performance at Glastonbury this year I was convinced that the band are a serious talent and have staying power and that I had to commit to the full repertoire offered by the album since when I have had this on an almost continuous play loop.
There are elements of 80s electronic in the mix and 'Lies' in particular harks back to Tubeway Army but this is so much more than that as it neatly avoids the 'samey' trap with each track having a distinct sound element rather than one merging with another.
The opening track 'The Mother We Share' is undoubtedly an anthem but again unlike many remixes the bonus remix version that plays out the album also stands firm.
There then follows a solid, well formed selection; some punchy, some more laid back, through to 'Recover'. On such a perfectly formed album it is nigh on impossible to pick one track that stands head and shoulders above the others but for me 'Recover' does that. The opening of the track is like a deep breath before it takes a plunge.
The second half of the album after 'Recover' is undoubtedly slower than the first half but more intricate, experimental and innovative. 'Science/Visions' blends ethereal with verve, 'You Caught the Light' has a lilting, meditative feel and finally there is 'Broken Bones' the perfect end track which loops along and gives full range to Lauren Mayberry's vocal talent and hints again at 80s electronic and I am convinced has a nod to Ultravox's anthem 'Vienna', against which it more than holds its own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chvrches: The Bones of What You Believe. 28 Aug 2014
By J. Mcdonald TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I picked this CD up (the standard 12 track edition) after watching Chvrches set at Glastonbury, though I already knew about them from items in the music press.

This is one very impressive debut; the balance between the inspired electronica and Lauren Mayberry`s light, slightly accented voice makes for an immediately appealing sound.
Synthesiser-based bands have in the past been accused of coldness - that doesn't happen here; the soundscape is well-realised - varied songs, melodically and rhythmically attractive - any chill in the sound countered by the humanity of Mayberry`s clear-sounding vocals. Her butter-wouldn`t-melt delivery of lyrics which belie the innocence of her voice (on "Gun" for example) is the killer asset - and those tunes don't half get into your head!
The two tracks which feature the male vocals shouldn't be dismissed too lightly either; the melancholic "You Caught the Light" has a beauty all of its own - but I'm in agreement with just about everyone else on this page, Mayberry`s outstanding vocals are the deciding factor in adding this band to your music library.

Early days, but this is a band to watch; I'm really looking forward to their next release.
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