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  • Audio CD (23 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B00DCQ2DC2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,433 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The Bones of What You Believe is the debut studio album of the Scottish synthpop band, Chvrches.

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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 transport electronic music into the future with it's attitude and edginess. Then we come to Lauren Mayberry...what a stunning voice! Not since Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) have I heard such a voice that can sound so vulnerable and fragile yet strong and forceful all in the same note (that beautiful Scottish lilt is a big contributing factor)! In fact although on one level Chvrches electric synth sound it completely different to the jangly guitars of The Sundays to me there are some striking similarities and I have to say Chvrches are probably the only band I would trust to do a decent cover of a Sundays song...Lauren if you're reading this - please give it some thought! Being a bloke in his mid 40's I thought my days of listening to new, 'relevant' music were over. Thank you Lauren and the boys for restoring my faith in and enthusiasm for modern British music.
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By IanJC on 18 Nov. 2013
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Highly recommended.
I wasn't a big fan of 80's influenced music (or at least I couldn't find a way in) until I heard a single off this on the radio.
I brought the CD when it came out and am still listening.
Recommended
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By J. Mcdonald TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Aug. 2014
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I picked this CD up (the standard 12 track edition) after watching Chvrches set at Glastonbury, though I already knew about them from items in the music press.

This is one very impressive debut; the balance between the inspired electronica and Lauren Mayberry`s light, slightly accented voice makes for an immediately appealing sound.
Synthesiser-based bands have in the past been accused of coldness - that doesn't happen here; the soundscape is well-realised - varied songs, melodically and rhythmically attractive - any chill in the sound countered by the humanity of Mayberry`s clear-sounding vocals. Her butter-wouldn`t-melt delivery of lyrics which belie the innocence of her voice (on "Gun" for example) is the killer asset - and those tunes don't half get into your head!
The two tracks which feature the male vocals shouldn't be dismissed too lightly either; the melancholic "You Caught the Light" has a beauty all of its own - but I'm in agreement with just about everyone else on this page, Mayberry`s outstanding vocals are the deciding factor in adding this band to your music library.

Early days, but this is a band to watch; I'm really looking forward to their next release.
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I am a metal and punk fan mostly, i heard Chvrches on the radio in the car and i was blown away.....i don't know if its the fact they're Scottish but i just fell in love with the singers voice, she's awesome and loved the electronic music...very emotive and a total departure from what i usually like...but really thought it was a very listen-toable album and would buy more if it was available, 5 stars easily
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Every now and then a band comes along which captures my attention. Earlier this year I heard a Chvrches track on the radio and I was captivated by it. After checking out another few tracks on YouTube I ordered the album and six months later I still haven't stopped listening to it. It's a rare thing these days to keep coming back to one album after months of listening to it but such is the beauty of this album that no matter what mood I'm in I always enjoy it. It's great to hear lead singer Lauren Mayberry use her Scottish accent rather than try a faux american accent which unfortunately happens a lot in music. The stand out tracks for me are Recover, Night Sky and Under the Tide, but I have to be honest, there are no bad songs on this album. Their new album is due to be released in a few weeks and I can't wait, the few singles which have been released promise good things and I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

Highly recommended.
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Having seen their performance at Glastonbury this year I was convinced that the band are a serious talent and have staying power and that I had to commit to the full repertoire offered by the album since when I have had this on an almost continuous play loop.
There are elements of 80s electronic in the mix and 'Lies' in particular harks back to Tubeway Army but this is so much more than that as it neatly avoids the 'samey' trap with each track having a distinct sound element rather than one merging with another.
The opening track 'The Mother We Share' is undoubtedly an anthem but again unlike many remixes the bonus remix version that plays out the album also stands firm.
There then follows a solid, well formed selection; some punchy, some more laid back, through to 'Recover'. On such a perfectly formed album it is nigh on impossible to pick one track that stands head and shoulders above the others but for me 'Recover' does that. The opening of the track is like a deep breath before it takes a plunge.
The second half of the album after 'Recover' is undoubtedly slower than the first half but more intricate, experimental and innovative. 'Science/Visions' blends ethereal with verve, 'You Caught the Light' has a lilting, meditative feel and finally there is 'Broken Bones' the perfect end track which loops along and gives full range to Lauren Mayberry's vocal talent and hints again at 80s electronic and I am convinced has a nod to Ultravox's anthem 'Vienna', against which it more than holds its own.
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