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The magic is back!
on 26 October 2011
Howling Bells has been my favorite aussie band for years. Now they got a little competition from bands like Tame Impala or Deep Sea Arcade, but the fact is: I will always have their debut album as one of my favorite records. The main reason for this is because they were different, their songs could take you to a different, odd-somehow-confortable place. Their songs were great and not very much of alike to the current scene back in 2006. It was good, different.
The second album came and I've learnt recently, for my surprise, that people didn't like it and it was kind of a let down. I didn't share that opinion at the time, and I liked the songs (most of them). But today is clear for me that I, myself did not enjoyed it too much, specially if you consider how many times I have listened to it compared to the first album. I even forgot to "wait for the next album"...
But then 2011 arrive and they get back with this wonderful piece! I absolutely loved it. It reminds me of their debut, different places, peculiar moods, delicious vocals... but there are new elements to this too. Now they are living in London for a while so it had influenced them, their songs are a mix of desert landscapes with some cosmopolitan clouds on it.
All the 12 songs are great, and if this was a vinyl, I'd say the side B is my favorite. And if there is any flaw with the album is that some of the songs could be longer... yes, longer.
Do yourself a favor and BUY this record NOW! And if anyone in the band read this, PLEASE come to Brazil!