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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my godness, 14 Oct. 2010
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This review is from: Becoming A Jackal (Audio CD)
When you listen to a new album and it is like falling in love, spending the day thinking about when you can next listen to it. The rising flutter in your stomach, feeling sick and tingling and elated and excited all at once. The haunting melodies and darkly lyrical poetic words - the music creeps up through my flesh, crawls through my veins, settles in my elbows and knees and runs rings in my mind. Something primal, urgent and real yet simultaniously haltingly ethereal, mystical and beautiful.

This sounds like an awful lot of prentious rubbish, but it is what I actually wrote after two days of first listening to this album. A month or so on prehaps my attitude has tempered a little and some logic has crept in, but I'm not sure I wanted it to. This is by no means a flawless album, but it is one that speaks to you (it does to me at least). There are some very special moments - particularly tracks 1, 2 and 4. Though for me I think track 8 Pieces, is one of the best things I have heard this year. There should be more howling in songs in general.

There is something quite special about this album. It is also really quite unnerving.

"Before you take this song as truth, you should wonder what I'm taking from you. How I benefit from you being here, lending me your ears, while I'm selling you my fears"

I have clearly bought into Conor J Obrien's fears wholesale, but I fail to see how one cannot when he a is a purveyor of such sincerity.
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Initial post: 7 Dec 2012 00:23:20 GMT
Wg Farr says:
I've just heard 27 Strangers on the radio. Never heard of Villagers before. Can't remember when I was last so moved by a song just caught by chance. Straight onto Amazon and your wonderful review. I'm buying it, obviously, and it's going to be brilliant, but even if I'm wrong and it's crap, I'll still love you're review. I wish I could write like that!

Posted on 5 Jan 2013 15:51:51 GMT
If I didn't already have it I would buy after that review.
It's always great to hear someone express their love of music that touches you inside, or throughout your whole body in your case.
Funny that you refer to Pieces as "one of the best things you have heard.." and the product description/BBC review rates it as the nadir of the album.

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 14:22:45 GMT
Ange says:
Are you ready to fall in love again, cos {Awayland} is out and I'm thoroughly smitten again!
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