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Cease to Begin [VINYL]

Band of Horses Vinyl
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Way back in 2010 I opened my mouth to say that Infinite Arms felt to me like it was the first Band of Horses record. I was trying to imply that I finally had the band I'd always dreamt of, that the album was a celebratory debut of this unit. Or was I joking? That's the thing: I've finally become comfortable enough in this band that sometimes I don't even know when I'm ... Read more in Amazon's Band of Horses Store

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  • Vinyl (31 Aug 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B000UVPKE0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,521 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cease to Begin 11 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
Band of Horses are your typical Sub Pop style band in every positive sense of the phrase. They are a slightly folky, jangly, almost quirky band that offer up some great song writing and a short, snappy album for our delight. I love the two opening tracks and will skip back to the start to play them again before continuing with the rest of the album. This has an excellent booklet (something that is sadly getting lost with the prevalence of downloads) and this has some small postcards with various photos. The band have been compared to My Morning Jacket and they are certainly reminiscent of that band in places, but they also reminded me of the excellent Death Cab for Cutie in places as well and if you like either band then you may well enjoy this album too. If you enjoy other bands of the Sub Pop stable then give this CD a try and if you also enjoy good song writing and short, punchy albums then this is worthy of your consideration.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars will pay for quality music 21 April 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
great band, this is probably their best album, downloaded it a few years ago but vinyl is the way to go with this.
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Simple, well crafted and arranged songs throughout this album, and an absolutely amazing vocalist like few others (especially these days!). The band appeal to people of all ages like no other band i know of. A fantastic cover to this album also, which looks even better on the LP format i've now got. The Manic Street Preachers have openly said there fans of these guys. Hopefully the rest of the world will wake up to them soon.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant band & cd 21 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
Great second cd from a great band, i have both their albums & have recommended them to a few friends who have praised them too.
Not a lot of people have heard of them, but i would watch out for them in the future. Brilliant!!!
You have to buy this for 'Is There A Ghost' track alone, absolutely wonderful track.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Surprise For An Accidental Witness 31 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
One of the most wonderful things about music is that if you miss something first
time around it'll still be there somewhere, poised to pounce, just around a corner.

Everything you never heard waiting for an accidental witness
and so many corners to turn in a lifetime.

For The Wolf, Band Of Horses' second album 'Cease To Begin',
is a very fine example.
As it happens a very, very fine example indeed.

The ten songs in this collection are spun into sparkling reality by
Mr Bridwell and his able cohorts with skillfully subdued aplomb.

Mr Bridwell's plaintive and strangely affecting voice is the
solid raison d'etre for my enthusiasm.
It is a truly beguiling instrument.

The songs are all good.
Melodically strong, uncluttered, sympathetically and efficiently performed.

'Is There A Ghost' is a strong opening track.
It's wistful opening subject evolving into a powerful two chord thrashing coda.

'No One's Gonna Love You' is another cracking tune.
The quietly jangling guitar and unobtrusive organ frame the vocal perfectly.

'Detlef Schrempf' is simply stunning. Bridwell's haunting voice
again soaring out above the relative simplicity of the song's construction.
The chorus is heartrendingly beautiful.

The hokey humour of 'The General Specific' makes for a lightweight
and amusing barn dancing interlude before the transitional bars of 'Lamb On The Lam'
launch us into the magnificent emotional mayhem of 'Islands On The Coast'.

Country flavours emerge again in 'Marry Song'. The vocal harmonies are delightful.

'Windows Blues' is another classy melodic highlight and worthy closing track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album! 18 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Knew the album from before and loved all the songs on it from you tube and radio! I just had to buy a copy for my collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album 21 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album after seeing them at greenman festival in Brecon Wales with the backdrop of the welsh mountains and what an awesome setting to first hear this band. The album is great and the cd and download feature through amazon cloud brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars band of horses 16 Sep 2013
By jezber
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
great purchase, superb group, triffic album!!!!! Will look to buy from this group again as i know this is an old album
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars another great album
What can I say ,this is a bit more country than everything all the time but is still a great album a must buy.
Published 20 months ago by alex
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
love this,, great !! Fantastic!! Amazing I need 14 more words to complete this review, this is the first album of there's I have bought and I love it. Thank you
Published 20 months ago by Tamz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Great album it is a must own album definatley there best album and 7 of the tracks were played live on the current uk tour dates which goes to prove the band think it is there... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mr. D. C. Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good album.
Great band & great album. Missed them in Dublin this time around due to other commitments. Hope to see them next time.
Published 21 months ago by Bubba
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic Band
I only heard short samples of songs on CD so I thought I would take a chance on buying it turns out it was a fab CD so I have now listed them to my favourite bands and I'm hoping... Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2012 by marilyn
2.0 out of 5 stars 'Cease to Begin' vinyl, by Band of Horses
The album itself is great, arrived in one piece.
Only just got here in the time it stated, regardless of an email being sent saying it had been dispatched almost two weeks... Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2011 by joannemcgaffin
5.0 out of 5 stars a great 2nd cd
I bought their first cd a few months ago after reading about them while watching fleetfoxes videos.I dont think they are similar but they are bloody great and so I bought their 2nd... Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2010 by Mr. T. B. Watt
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