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11 July 2011 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 11 July 2011
  • Label: XL
  • Copyright: 2011 XL Recordings Ltd.
  • Total Length: 53:52
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  • ASIN: B0059CAA0Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,101 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mog on 29 Aug 2011
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Two months from buying this it still doesnt bore me.. The standout track here has to be Moving further away and I hope the band move further in this direction.. those of us who like Berlin era Bowie have been waiting a long time..
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SilverWolf on 14 Aug 2011
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This is the first album I've heard by The Horrors, so no comparisons to the early 2 from me. This album is fantastic, and seems to show a maturing band not scared to wear its old and current influences on its sleeve and transport it them to a fresh, exciting place. I can hear Echo and the Bunnymen, early Stone Roses and early Suede here, lovingly translated into a modern context, with quality, tight production. Well crafted and thought about, each track stands alone as being quite different, whilst flowing successfully from one to another. The range of instrumentation is very impressive, both 'live' and sampled/electronic.
The overall feel is melancholic and uplifting in one, with shoegaze drones, up tempo drums and floating synths. Real 80's translations, without a rip off feel. The quality here represents a band writing from a place of respect for its influences and the desire to do something new and different. If you have the bands I've mentioned above in your collection, and Stereolab, and The Cure and Kasabian then buy this, and listen a few times. I'll be checking out the previous albums now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve B on 30 Dec 2012
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I was never a Horrors fan as such but I liked the most recent songs that they did from this album so thought I would give it a try.
I've listened to it several times and it just gets better.
Their unique style of music in this album reminds me of Kraftwerk mixed with Rock music.
Seriously worth a listen!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Ogden on 11 Oct 2012
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Where in the name of god did this gem come from? I saw these lads on some NME endorsed Indie tour alongside The Automatic and The Cribs in 2007 and I thought they were nothing more than a faux Motley Crew band. They were entertaining no doubt, but basically if someone had of told me that four short years down the line they'd have even attempted a body of work like this i'd have slapped you in the face and called you Ebeneezer.

It's crept it's way into my top 10 albums of all time list (no such list exists, only in my mind so don't bother searching Amazon) and is nearly 100% pure perfection. Of course there's no such thing as the perfect album so they shouldn't feel bad. The album opens up with the sublime "Changing The Rain", the gorgeous "You Said" and the uplifting "I Can See Through You".

The album carries an air of psychedelia in most of its tracks with backwards guitars and surreal lyrics throughout. Special mention must go to the musicianship, the drums are clinical but never overdone ("Monica Gems" a high watermark), the bass is basic but in the best possible way, the guitar work has shades of shoegaze in there (only one guitar solo can be found) and the keyboards are hugely influential which give the album the atmospheric touch it craves.

"Endless Blue" is a song of enduring beauty and one which i'll never tire of. It has a Prog Rock (don't get scared) touch to it, but unlike it's forebearers from yesteryear, doesn't take 10 minutes to get going. It's the strongest song on the album and one which I forged a strong bond with on my holiday to Ibiza (crazy f***ing San Antonio) this year.

The only song which (slightly) lets this wonderful album down is "Oceans Burning" which somehow petered the album out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clinton Boyd on 7 July 2012
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This is an album full of fantastic songs. Can't fault any of them. It'll be even better when it's remastered though, because the production is awful. Hurts your ears to listen to it, really harsh midrange and treble, and non-existent bass. Ouch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nick Stephenson on 21 Aug 2011
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I bought this album on the strength of reviews in magazines like Mojo and Uncut and I have to say, the good reviews are entirely justified. The sound of the record is huge, expansive and just 'grooves' in a way few other band do in 2011. The influences span across the decades, you're able to pick out The Doors one moment, Stones Roses or Primal Scream the next and maybe even a bit of Teardrop Explodes. But through all this The Horrors still manage to have a fresh and exciting sound. Favourite track has to be 'Still Life' - that base part is infectious and I love the line 'the moment that you want is coming if you give it time'. Other standout tracks include 'Endless Blue' (which has an amazing breakout after a beautiful intro) 'You said' (Pure Euphoria) and 'Moving Further Away'. For me, the only other British band that come close at the moment are Kendal's 'Wild Beasts' with their album Smother - two strong contenders for album of the year. But if you like music to warm your ears and make you feel like you've just taken something, listen to this and let yourself go. Excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 July 2011
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It was John Peel who once complained about too many "white boys with guitars" in indie music and it has to be said that this pointed taunt could have been accurately aimed at the Horrors whose claim to fame was largely being the best set of Goth haircuts on offer and little else. As such it was refreshing to hear the massive step change that was their last album "Primary Colours" which saw them cut loose and prove that the style did not have to triumph over the substance, They picked up influences from German bands like Can and Neu and turned out big songs not least the epic "Sea within a sea". That said while "Primary Colours" was a really good album it still had "issues" as the band struggled to find its true identity with songs like "I can't control myself" actually sounding like a bunch of Suede impersonators on Karaoke night. The logical step for the band was therefore to deepen further the themes of "Sea within a sea" and produce a more darkly inspired album of 80s style synth pop with hooks big enough to catch a whale and with cool panache to spare. Indeed they do this so successfully that on the third track on this new album "I can see through you starts" you expect Phil Oakley from the Human League to sing out just before it mutates into something altogether more sinister.

There is little doubt that some of the more purist Horrors fans may recoil and find this album a tad to commercial. "Endless Blue" for example is all lovely slabs of almost Miles Davis trumpet sounding synths until mid way through it breaks into a huge guitar riff not heard since Jesus and Mary Chain ruled the earth.
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