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Flaws

12 July 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2010
  • Release Date: 12 July 2010
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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  • Total Length: 33:26
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  • ASIN: B003WKZJIS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,070 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
First of all, let me say that this album is very different from the first but brilliantly so.

The acoustic sounds running throughout give it a beautifully relaxed and chilled feel with the lyrics and melodies just flowing. There is no single weak song on the album with my favourite being 'Fairytale Lullaby.'

I've read the previous review saying how different it is to the first and I agree but I only see this as a positive thing. The band have clearly tried something new and aren't going for the normal same Indie kind of approach. I loved their first album and I love this one too.

I would recommend it highly.
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By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
It's hard not to like Bombay Bicycle Club. I retain a strong
affection for their 2009 debut 'I Had The Blues but I shook Them
Loose'. It was a confident and thoroughly enjoyable first showing.

Their new album 'Flaws' follows closely in its footsteps and is
destined to be one of the year's unassuming lo-fi highlights.
There are eleven songs in the collection (two of them not their own)
which creep up on you quietly and make their mark without resort to
fanciful gestures and unnecessary braggadocio.
Simple music; simply performed; simply lovely.

Jack Steadman's gentle vibrato is still present and correct.
His voice defines the band's sound . Warm, nicely wobbly
and with the capacity to make us sit up, listen and feel
something nice going on inside ourselves.

There are some truly lovely songs here.

'Leaving Blues' is one of the loveliest of them. A magical
folk-tinged ballad shot though with gentle harmonies and a
plaintive and affecting vocal performance from Mr Steadman.
Loss and longing have rarely been so well articulated.

Opening track 'Rinse Me Down' is another fine composition.
The splendid guitar interplay and economical percussion propel
the arrangement forward with laconically upbeat determination.
The melody works its way into memory after a couple of listens
and won't go away. (I found myself humming it on more than one
occasion this week).

For my money, however, the stunning 'Many Ways' is the album's
highpoint.
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Not being familiar with Bombay Bicycle Club's previous work, nor being much of an Accoustic/Unplugged enthuisiast, I bought this album on the strength of the brilliant single "Ivy and Gold".
Accoustic albums often have the sense of being samey throughout. However Bombay Bicycle Club avoid these pitfalls with a unique approach. Accoustic riffs are at the fore front and the beautiful tunes are nicely woven in to form outstanding songs with outstanding musicianship.
The opener "Rinse Me Down" is an upbeat song with a memorable riff and the vocals duck in and out, carving the way for the simple "Many Ways" which has an outstanding Mandoline riff. The Country flavoured "Dust"(complete with Harp and Jambay)has such a beautiful tune and it is further enhanced with yet another catchy riff.
In a perfect world "Ivy and Gold" would have been hailed as THE "Single of 2010" with that memorable, almost oriental sounding riff and Byrds-ish harmonies.....a classic!!!
"Leaving" is such a haunting ballad with some fine Guitar picking, while "Fairytale" nicely chuggs along with upbeat percussion and yet another outstanding riff!!
"Word By Word" is quite a unique piece of music, with the Mandoline and Accoustic Guitar practically answering to each other while the simple yet beautiful tune is built around it.
"My God" is an upbeat song that shuffles along , bathed with atmosphere and an outstanding tune that lifts it up as one of the best tracks here.
The title track boasts brilliant harmonies that are prominent right through this album, almost Psychadelic, almost Byrds-ish! Swansea is the icing on the cake!
An album which is an absolute pleasure to listen to!!
The limited edition of this album has a bonus DVD featuring every track performed by the band live at various favourite locations of theirs! Worth Viewing!!
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acoustic loveliness. I like Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, Fionn Reegan, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and this sits with this new folk nicely - my fist listen was cycling down country lanes in Cornwall - beautiful to be alive and listen to it!
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Been following the BBC for a while and have all the material I can find of them. This is an excellent second album, although the band themselves considered it more of a side project. Truly relaxing music and some ingenious guitar compositions. Fast delivery with some good packaging.
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By K. Box on 12 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
I've just had a listen to most of this on a listening post and ,whilst I think they should be congratulated for trying something different, I don't think this release has come at the right time. Like a lot of people I've only relatively recently got into the band and was awaiting a strong second release. They'd have been better off picking the best tracks off this, and putting it out with a more "electrified" set like their first album. The first album is excellent. This is flawed.There are some good songs but the more I listened to the album the more my attention started to wander.I like folk orientated stuff as well as "indie" (whatever that means these days)and "rock" (whatever that means as well)in general. I hope it does o.k. for them, but I'm having to think hard about whether I buy it or not
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