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Good debut but lots more to come,
This review is from: Be He Me (Audio CD)
If you have heard the demos and heard the talk you'll know the comparisons that have been made. Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Secret Machines and Semifinalists are all sound-alikes but as with all these bands there is individuality to Annuals.
I'd recommend anyone to buy this album if they are into any of the above. Just like 'Funeral' the Arcade Fire full debut the songs are relatively short for what is essentially prog-rock. But just like Arcade Fire song 'Wake Up', 'Complete or Completing' suggests that euphoria can be built over a long type of song. There are lots and lots of positives but what is so exciting about this album is that you can just tell that they are a band ready to let loose over their next few LP's. Certainly any fan should be in for the long haul and you should definately check them out when the tour the UK soon.