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This should be played on the UK Radio
on 16 November 2011
Most people will know this band because of Blink 182/Tom DeLonge.
You may be aware that Love, now called 'Part One', was released for free via the AVA website (Modlife).
So really, this is a review of part 2.
You may know that a film is being released at some point (also called Love, I believe) though we cannot expect it to show through UK cinemas. These two albums are based around that film, and are made to fit in with the theme of Love. It's hard to believe that Tom released this album, when he did songs like Ben Wah Balls (a Blink song). Though he is still the same loveable and immature guy we know and love, he has matured (probably due to having kids) and his style has too.
The lyrics is all the Angels and Airwaves songs are great.
Part 2 has an uplifting feel. Songs like Saturday Love give that Arena feel - You can imagine them being played in the 02 Arena and everyone jumping to the sounds. I strongly believe Angels and Airwaves would be much bigger if Tom could sing live... Unfortunately the studio is responsible for a lot of his voicework. However, you must give credit where it is due, and Tom has created a fantastic band here.
When I saw the video for Anxiety, I wanted the album straight away. That song in itself is enough reason to buy this CD, but these albums are never about one track. I love (no pun intended) every single song on this double-CD. Maybe I'm biased because I have a dude-crush on Tom, but I can't see how anyone would not enjoy this band. You can lay on a bed, in a dark room, and listen to this music and you'll feel like you're drifting off to space. The band can be likened to U2, though I think they're better (maybe not live, just because of the singing). If you like the previous AVA albums you will undoubtedly like this album too. Because this is the fourth studio album from this band, and the new Blink record has come out, you can't help but to feel a bit of Deja Vu. Dry your eyes is an amazing track, but the Chorus reminds me of 'Everything's Magic' (from I-Empire). Nonetheless, this album met my expectations.. It might have even exceeded them.
Support this band - Buy the CD!
Have a great day,