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5.0 out of 5 stars Chvrches take us Back to the Future
What a brilliant, sublime paradox this album is. Having been a teenager of the 80's this album revives some fantastic memories of bands like Ultravox, Depeche Mode, A-ha, Yazoo, and many others with it's screaming synths, electronic beats and great songwriting. But to purely tag this music as 80's revivalism would be doing Chvrches a huge injustice. What Bones has done is...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better
The main appeal of Chvrches is Lauren Mayberry's wonderful, soaring voice. How disappointing that on 2 of the 12 tracks the vocals are handed over to one of the other band members - oh, so bland I'm afraid and you can't help thinking what Lauren could have done with those 2 songs. Never mind, don't forget that the Beatles used to let Ringo sing a tune now and again...
Published 15 months ago by Ullapool


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Sept. 2014
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Great album - & the free MP3 download was a bonus! Great price, fast delivery, all good!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably good, 1 Oct. 2013
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I was bit late to the party here, first discovering CHVRCHES on Jools Holland's BBC show "Later...". Amongst the usual lacklustre set of pensioners and formulaic show-offs on his show, there were CHVRCHES - who showed up just how tired and/or pointless the other acts were.

This album is bursting with pure energy, but the trio also manage to add beauty to each track. There's reminders of Cyndi Lauper in all that synth energy; Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar era) in Lauren's perfectly sweet and unpretentious vocals, that are somehow both delicate and powerful at the same time; and Alcian Blue in the shimmering soundscapes (especially 'You Caught The Light'). In particular, the track 'Recover' is almost too good, having one great chorus followed by another one that's even better!

This is a 12 track album with no obvious fillers, so if you liked any of the individual tracks, buy it now. It's like eating chocolate and raw lemons all at the same time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 April 2015
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Probably the catchiest 80's themed attitude Pop music you'll hear for a looooong time!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 26 Aug. 2014
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A great sound. If you like bands like Purity Ring then you'll probably like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really like this album, 8 Mar. 2015
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I really like this album and her voice is amazing, I recommend this album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 27 Sept. 2014
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Brilliant album. So diverse and different. Recommend to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Aug. 2014
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Brilliant album, cannot wait to see what Chvrches produce next!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 May 2015
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fantastic album - one of the best of 2014 in my humble opinion
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Nov. 2014
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Brilliant, as good as they were on "Later... "
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4.0 out of 5 stars Smashing, super, great, 20 Sept. 2014
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Smashing audio frequency signals from this shiny disk.
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