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Creation
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 2 September 2014
Eagerly awaited, this album has disappointed me slightly. I purchased with confidence, without preview or review based upon owning - and absolutely loving - all the Pierces' previous albums.

For me, this album is missing the soulful .. kooky ... catchy (and often creepy!) songs which the regular listener will have come to expect from the Pierces - the mood feels slightly more 'strident' and upbeat but the songs are somewhat bland - perhaps a requirement of the record label?

The songs are pleasant enough to listen to, but are not 'stand-out' like previous albums. Don't expect the likes of 'Turn on Billie' or 'Lights On' with this. Check out soulmoxie's review, which explains a lot about the mood of this album. She is also absolutely correct that the one aspect which is always above reproach is the singing itself. Only siblings can sing in such perfectly-pitched harmony, and the Pierces sound even better live.

I wish that I had sampled the songs on this album before purchasing - because I feel that then I would may not have proceeded to purchase - at least not the entire album. Thirteen tales of love and revenge' remains for me far and away their best album.

'Try before you buy' is my best advice with this one. I am interested to see what other reviewers make of it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2014
This is a letdown from You and I, which in turn is a letdown from Thirteen Tales, which is their best album. Belle Noir (see below) is dead on in her review of this product. Catherine is apparently in love, and has produced a bunch of very contented, gently rolling love songs to express her feelings. In fact, she monopolizes Creation from the writing standpoint, penning 11 out of the 16 tunes on the deluxe edition. So Allison only gets five, which I think is a damned shame. It is of course a vast generalization, but on the whole Allison is the darker and edgier of the two, & Cat the more sweet and settled. The title of one of Catherine's tracks, "Confidence in Love", just about pinpoints the mood of this album. The drama and intensity are missing - things you can find, for example on the first 6 or 7 tracks on You and I, the mature melancholy is missing ("Glorious" (the lyrics, not the music), "Space and Time", "I Put Your Records On"), and of course the wicked sense of fun & delight in virtually every track of Thirteen Tales is absolutely missing. What saves this album, as always, is the sisters' singing, the only thing that is beyond reproach. They've been singing together since they were little girls (check out the picture of them at around age 4 in the liner notes to their first disc - it is absolutely priceless), and it definitely shows. The material has gotten a little complacent as they forge on toward mass MOR acceptance, but there's no denying how marvelously their voices work together. So that's the saving grace here. But I don't particularly care for the direction their career seems to be going. Best tracks: for Catherine, the title track, which actually acknowledges things like growing old and the passing of time, and for Allison, "Elements", which is almost anthemic. But only 5 out of 16 songs, my god...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 October 2014
As previous reviewers have said, I'd not heard of The Pierces before Kings and then I saw them do it live on the TV. Hooked straight away. They have a haunting quality to their songwrting and singer that catchesyou on first or second play. I haven't heard previous albums but like every track
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2014
I really love it. Fans of their older work might be disappointed; it's till a far departure from their older work like 'The Pierces' and 'Thirteen Tales' but if you enjoyed 'You and I' there is more of the same here. Highlights include Elements, Kings and Monsters for me, but it's a very solid album overall. Catchy pop music but with a retro feel, created through their ethereal sound and nostalgic references to an older style of music whilst incorporating new sounds. Definitely give it a try if you loved their previous album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2014
Having become a fan of the Pierces' Music I cant rate them with any cold logic.

A fantastic album with great harmonies and songs which take you with them!

Can I have some more please?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2014
This is the first Pierces album I have listened to, although frequently hear them on the radio. Every song is well sung and harmonised. I just want to play it over and over. Well done girls.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2014
I love this CD by the Creations. There isn't one song that I don't like, these girls have beautiful angelic voices. I listen to it over and over and never get bored.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 October 2014
Ordered this cd after hearing them on the radio, I just love it there is not one track I don't like,just can't stop playing
It I would recommend this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2014
This is a strong album and one worth returning to. Standout tracks are Creation, Kings, Believe in Me and Elements. Why aren’t the sisters more popular?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2014
I love this album! Someone else said it wasn't as good as 'You and I' and that was my initial reaction when I played for the first time. It took me three plays through for it to really hook me, and now I think it's equally as brilliant. These ladies are top drawer singer songwriters.
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