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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,064 - Total Helpful Votes: 188 of 199
5 ~ lamb
5 ~ lamb
After a very long 8 year hiatus, Lamb have finally resurfaced to release a fifth studio album, simply titled "5". After such a long period of time away from the music industry, their combined sound has never sounded so fresh and mature which is a pleasant surprise. "5" is an accomplished album filled with a variety of sounds and styles.

The opener "Another Language" is a very uplifting song with positive, thoughtful lyrics and captivating Electro Pop arrangements. "Butterfly Effect" projects a darker ambiance with heavier Techno/Dance influenced elements, but it still remains mesmeringly beautiful and accessible. "Build A Fire" has an anthemic Electro Pop/Rock appeal to it and is… Read more
Tinsel and Lights ~ Tracey Thorn
Tinsel and Lights ~ Tracey Thorn
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In recent interviews, Tracey Thorn has stated that she has always wanted to create a Christmas album so for her fourth studio album "Tinsel And Lights", she has made this happen. Where it differs from other Holiday albums is that she has not chosen the most obvious Christmas songs which is very interesting and she has also composed a few nice songs which add to this releases' originality.

"Joy" is a sentimental piano led ballad composed by Tracey Thorn herself and is a very nicely written song that perfectly depicts the long winter months. "Hard Candy Christmas" is a melancolic cover of the Dolly Parton song released way back in 1982, interpreted with less of the original Country… Read more
The Seldom Seen Kid ~ elbow
Elbow always create a wonderful opening atmosphere on their releases. This is even more apparent on their fourth studio album "The Seldom Seen Kid" which is by far their most accomplished, most commercially successful and most critically acclaimed work to date.

"Starlings" is a fantastic composition with majestic arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with subtlety. "The Bones Of You" is a much more dynamic piece with a more plaintive quality to it whilst the charismatic "Mirroball" is soft and gentle, almost caressing. The lead single "Grounds For Divorce" has a distinctive Blues influence in its arrangements and a Gospel feel to it in the vocal harmonies whilst possessing a… Read more

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