- Audio CD (5 May 2014)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: XL
- ASIN: B00IMFRKIU
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,508 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Fourth studio album by the British psychedelic punk band. Debuting at #6 in the UK Albums Chart, the album features the tracks 'Jealous Sun', 'Change Your Mind' and 'Sleepwalk'.
Top Customer Reviews
I found the 1st 2 albums to shrill and dark in places for my liking but there are some beautiful tracks tucked away there but
'Primary Colours' was a great album, if a little sombre, 'Skying' was an excellent album I found myself putting on repeat regularily and was an easier listen, this album has the 2 blended perfectly.
Obvious highlights and certain hits 'I see you' and 'So you know' are great tracks, but the whole album buzzes along with a certain Indie rock/80's /60's blend!
It just works.... I look forward to seeing their careers continue to bloom.
Cranking up the complexity, but with enough diversity to stop the record falling into the trap of becoming just another Drone-rock album.
Perhaps not the bands masterpiece, but not far from it, besides if you make the perfect record it's usually down hill from there on.
Opener 'Chasing Shadows' has a wonderful 3 minute build before Faris Badwan's deep echoing vocals appear, and it must be said that he sounds excellent here as he appears to on every album.'In and Out of Sight' is completely different to anything the band has every done but just as good, sounding like a car crash of The Chameleons, Ultravox and French House music. 'Jealous Sun' wears its My Bloody Valentine influence proudly, whilst 'Falling Star' is the most straight-forward rocker on here and rocks just as it promises.
'First Day Of Spring' is a superb song with the catchiest tune on the album and has a great climax, the noisier 'Mind and Yours' follows a similar pattern. Both of the early releases are brilliant, 'So Now You Know' has a wonderful synth tune and a really infectious warping chorus, whilst 'I See You' is 7 minutes of building Psychedelic Dance with more catchy rhythms and another excellent climax. The slower 'Change Your Mind' is a nice change of pace, whilst the Industrial Dance closer 'Sleepwalk' is an effective way to close proceedings
So The Horrors continue to churn out exciting releases, with their third excellent album on the bounce. They have a massive amount of potential and its interesting to see where they go next.
The early signs have been positive. In late February, "I See You" arrived on the scene with a groove borrowed straight out of the Donna Summer handbook; it was enough to make you wonder if The Horrors were about to unleash a full blown disco album on the world.
They haven't, but it's not far from the reality. On Luminous, The Horrors have created an album full of tracks you can dance to. This might seem surprising for a band, who are generally associated with such raging tracks as "Who Can Say?" and "New Ice Age". However it's actually the logical next step from the krautrock that characterised The Horrors' two most recent albums: krautrock is made up of pattern-based psychedelic jamming. This pattern based jamming in turn leads to repetitive grooves, which is the fundamental ingredient of music to dance to. You wouldn't have expected it from The Horrors, but in Luminous they have created several tracks, such as "In And Out Of Sight" and "First Day Of Spring" that you can dance to. It's moody dance music, but it's dance music regardless.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent item as described. Prompt dispatch, safe and sound. Top marks.Published 9 days ago by P. F. Tracgransglaws
BY ROB JONES
The Horrors Luminous album is a joyous journey full of luscious landscapes. Read more
Saw these guys at Standon Calling last weekend and liked what I heard so bought the album.Published 6 months ago by Mr. Paul M. Eldred
Some great moments here and but also some forgettable, very much in the same vein as the album before it, the brillant 'Skying'. Tho not as consistent. 'I see you' is the standout.Published 12 months ago by Nick Stephenson
The Horrors are amazing! I love all of their albums and Luminous isn't an exception! I bought this for my mumma as a Christmas prezzie as she loves them too. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Alexandra