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Sun Structures [VINYL] [Double LP]

Temples Vinyl
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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" Doing something different with a pop song, breaking the convention of verses and choruses– it's something we always keep in mind when we're recording,” says bassist Tom Warmsley, who founded Temples with singer/guitarist James Bagshaw in the summer of 2012.

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  • Vinyl (10 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double LP
  • Label: Heavenly Recordings
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,293 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Shelter Song
2. Sun Structures
3. The Golden Throne
4. Keep in the Dark
5. Mesmerise
6. Move With the Season
7. Colours to Life
8. A Question Isn't Answered
9. The Guesser
10. Test of Time
11. Sand Dance
12. Fragment's Light

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Product Description

Debut studio album by the English psychedelic rock band. Debuting at #7 in the UK Albums Chart, the album features the singles 'Shelter Song', 'Colours to Life', 'Keep in the Dark' and 'Mesmerise'.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Early contender for Album of the Year 17 Feb 2014
By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Temples is an up-and-coming indie-rock band. They have created quite a buzz with their early singles, in particular their very first single "Shelter Song" in late 2012. After a couple more singles in 2013, now finally comes the highly anticipated full-length debut album. If you are unfamiliar with the band's sound, think early Beatles-meets-the Byrds-meets-BJM, adjusted for the 21st century.

"Sun Structures" (12 tracks; 53 min.) opens with the afore-mentioned "Shelter Song" (1st UK single), with one of the more distinctive (if derivative) opening guitar riffs in a long time. Much has been made of singer-guitarist-producer James Bagshaw's love for the 'simple' song structures of Beatles songs, and it reflects in the opening track more than any other song on here. But in a sense, "Shelter Song" is a bit misleading as the album quickly becomes denser, with lots of reverb and at times a wall of sound, aided by a generous use of Mellotrons (check the title track). "Keep In the Dark" (3rd UK single) is a lighter tune, carried by acoustic guitar (and reminding me of some Oasis songs). "Mesmerise" (4th UK single) comes next, and continues in the same vein. By track 7 we get "Colours to Life" (2nd UK single), another stand-out song, an up-tempo rocker that is just one of several tracks reminding me in spirit, if not more, of Tame Impala's "Lonerism" album from late 2012 (just as Temples were starting, coincidentally). Towards the end of the album, just as the album starts to lag a bit with "The Guesser" (the weakest track on here for me) there are 2 more gems, the up-tempo "Test of Time", which reminds me of Oasis at its best, and the monster 7 min. "Sand Dance", with its Eastern influences and a 3 min. instrumental outro that will blow your mind.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Masterpiece 20 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you want to make comparisons with Tame Impala go ahead. Whereas TA have produced a great album it doesnt have the drive or power of the Temples offering here.
The fact that these guys are British leads you to believe that they are only influenced by UK artists of the sixties. I firmly belive that whilst Tame Impala are wholeheartedly basing their sound on that era, Temples are equally influenced by the likes of Prince and rock bands like Black Rebel Motorcycle club and the more 'pop' sound of Kula Shaker.
The great songs here are numerous and I believe the whole album able to sound fresh and exciting. The only let down are the slower tracks otherwise it would b 5*****
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mod Freakbeat Returns 11 Feb 2014
By oxxo
Format:Audio CD
It seems fitting that Temples' debut arrives on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. All I can say is, I haven't been this excited for a new UK band since the early days of Oasis. Hard to believe that we've been waiting for this album since "Shelter Song" was released in late 2012, but the wait was well worth it.

Temples has perfectly captured that freakbeat sound of the 60s without sounding the least bit derivative or precious; brilliant, dense layers of studio psychedelia set to a solid beat. Although their closest sounding contemporaries are likely Toy, Tame Impala & The Black Angels, enthusiastic comparisons to The Beatles, Beach Boys, Byrds, Zombies, Kinks, Phil Spector, T Rex, etc will rightfully ensue. They've expertly blended all of it into something genuinely modern and unique.

Standout tracks: Shelter Song, Keep In The Dark, Mesmerise, Colours To Life, A Question Isn't Answered.

I predict that 2014 will see a distinct rise in the number of American pop psych bands faking British accents because of Temples...

Oh yeah, and we'll all fall in love with James Bagshaw's hair.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a happy fungus infection 2 May 2014
It grows on you. It catches you with a bit of a hook, you start humming it without noticing, then before you know it you flow from one track to another. Perhaps it's a nostalgia thing, for it sounds as if it's been dragged through a wormhole from the 60s. To the person who commented on the drummer. He looks like the boy in the UK TV series called Saxondale a few years back, which makes me chuckle, but hey 'It's called originality man... it's ALL about the music unless it's pop cr*p you're talking about. He plays drums in an original, and pretty brilliant, way, cut him some slack. Ace stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beutiful sounds and funky beats 28 April 2014
By chloe
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Love it, psychedelic sounds and mellow beats mixed together to make a wonderful album of music from a band in the UK
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine debut. 28 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great tunes throughout and nailed the 60's psych vibe.
If you enjoyed Introspection by The End,you'll love this.
Just don't expect the same sound live.I'll say no more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A hidden treasure 27 April 2014
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Right from the start you get hooked by this gem of an album. If the Last Shadow Puppets had babies with The Bees then Temples are the result and what a jolly family it would be. This has been a great little find and was purchased after hearing Shelter Song on BBC 6 Music. The thumping drums, the catchy guitar riffs and the hauntingly beautiful singing will grab you and not let you out of its grip. The first 8 tracks could all be singles as far as I'm concerned which makes this is an 'absolutely must buy' for all (indie) music lovers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review 19 April 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
I love this LP so much! Not a single song that wasn't enjoyable. The fact amazon got it to me so quickly and in good order added to excitement on getting this
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