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Sweet Sour
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on 3 January 2015
This their 2nd LP comes across like a more interesting expanded version of The White Stripes with a great pure drums guitar sound. Commences via a slow grinding heavy dirty bluesy rock'n'roll title track 'Sweet Sour' as it hammers the senses "sour by the minute but you're sweeter by the hour". 'Bruises' is similar fare whereas 'Lay My Head Down' is a reflective gentle piece. 'The Devil Takes Care Of His Own' engages an effective stop-start riffing - a certain heaviness but which is attractive. 'Wanderluster' is an ace wonderful luxurious power-drive of a number - it's like she's Luster and he tells her to go and wander "when you return I will be waiting in spite of all - that's gone before"... no wonder that some have said that this was the track/song of the year 2012. Then follows a beautiful 'Navigate' sung by Emma & sounding a bit like Daughter & is gentle & reflective "oh we're drifting out to sea, into deep water". 7th 'You're Not Pretty' is hard rock. 'Hometowns' folk acoustic guitar with gentle harmonies (almost CSNY / S&G) "to see what you have become". Then 'Lies' now back to a power-drive "lies are the truths that you tell to yourself". 10th 'Close To Nowhere' is more persuasive type gentle folk. Emma Richardson is quite an accomplished painter & this album was inspired by a series of paintings by her. In conclusion folk subtlety bombast & well-executed blues-rock.
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on 29 January 2013
Dollface may have been their debut, but this is the one that lifts Band of Skulls into a new arena! Deep down dirty rock n roll - 'Navigate' is just beautiful, 'Sweet Sour' hammers your skull like the first time you heard 'Sad but True'.....grow a beard. Buy some flares, pretend you're in 'frisco.........nod sagely and do your best 'devil horns'. Awesome.
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on 4 December 2012
Another great album from this band.
A bit less straight than the first one, but still has their great uplifting sound.
A great collection of tracks to just kick back too, you can really listen, but you can just let it riff through too.
I was also, so surprised to find out that they were from Southampton, as I had also downloaded -
Blind Man's Vision, some times the light never comes, another brilliant vintage style affair, the same day.
They too are from the same city!
Must be something in the water down south!
Sometimes the Light Never Comes
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I reviewed another of the Band of Skulls CD's. Both of them were purchased at the same time which should be testament to their performance first heard within the context of a program on television. I recommend this CD.
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on 2 October 2014
Fantastic stuff I now have it on auto repeat its that good. Tracks like Wunderluster and Sweet Sour hit you like hammer blows whereas Lay My Head Down is a gentler style. Have all there albums now.
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on 30 May 2014
Saw Band Of Skulls when they supported the Black Keys, Bought this album as a result of that.
Great hooks, if you like blues based rock, with a nod to Led Zeppelin then you will enjoy this.
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on 17 December 2012
Good recording catchy tunes with a blues rock flavour and well worth a listen , especially enjoyed sweet sour but the whole album is good. Look forward to the next release.
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on 29 November 2014
Nice varied album from a new band to myself, recommended by a friend & I would certainly recommend it to anyone liking bands such as Dead weather or kills etc.
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on 20 February 2012
Some songs, such as Hometowns and Close To Nowhere, sound a bit similar (yet they're both astounding songs), and Wanderluster might be a tad off-putting for the average listener, due to the odd time signature. Its less riffy and electric-guitar orientated than their debut, but its still a fantastic piece of work. Highlights are probably the first four tracks and Hometowns.
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on 26 March 2014
I like the music a great deal. Pity the vinyl is not 180 grams but it sounds pretty good. I wish that vinyl would state the quality on the amazon site..
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