This album will be another underexposed and underrated gem from the Cornish boys. Like Contact and The Invitation before that, the album is a bit of a slow burner. On my first listen I thought the album was good, but not great, but now it has been on repeat on a playlist with about 4 other albums in my mp3 for the past few weeks I'm totally hooked, and believe this really is their best album yet. If you are smart enough to pay the extra few pounds for the Amazon exclusive signed version you will get the treat of the 3 acoustic versions of The Loneliest Star, Home, and After The Retreat, all of which sound great in full band version, but the acoustic versions are just chillingly beautiful. I'm trying to single one out as the best of the 3 but I just cant.
There's a few average moments on the album, of which I "Saw Stars Disappear" is probably the most average, but if you want a melancholic thought provoking album sung by in my eyes one of the most unique and true voices in music today this fits the bill. Its clear to me that every note of every song has been crafted with great care, hence the AGE it took for the album to be released!
If you're a fan of The XX, and I hate to say it but Coldplay (13 Senses repeatedly have been branded a poor mans Coldplay, not true, not fair on their own unique style), and if you liked earlier Embrace before they became soulless chart raiders, you'll love Thirteen Senses.