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With the soaring and emotive Breathe
, the Leaves join the talented pantheon of Northern European bands that includes the likes of the Hives
, Sigur Ros
and the Soundtrack of Our Lives
. Former opera-singing frontman Arnar Gudjonssen's haunting vocals glide between the delicate lilting melody and melancholy resignation of "I Go Down" and the impossibly rousing "Catch"--his range is as expansive as this music is atmospheric. Comparisons to Coldplay
--particularly Thom Yorke's enviable vocal talents--are not only inevitable, but also utterly justified.
The title track, built around a stark piano loop and strumming acoustic guitar, aches with fragility and pained introspection before building into a defiant string-laden moment of beguiling beauty. As expected from a band hailing from a country where nearly half the year is spent without sunlight, desolation and claustrophobia reign, but there are also some heart-stopping moments of guitar frenzy (namely "Crazy" and the impassioned "Race"). Reflecting the haunting charm of their windswept homeland, Breathe is a colossal chunk of cool. --Christopher Barrett