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U.S. vinyl LP pressing. 2011 sophomore album from the Alt-Rockers. Emerging from Brooklyn via Florida in 2009, The Drums initially caught the ear of the indie world with their Summertime! EP. It was an escapist collection of beach pop fantasies; tracks suffused with a wistful, longing nostalgia that never pandered to cheap sentimentality. Their rise, particularly in the UK, was meteoric. Early buzz led to a prestigious spot on the BBC Sound of 2010 shortlist, followed in short succession by a slot on the Shockwaves NME Tour in 2009, and the publication s Phillip Hall Radar Award in early 2010, well before the album's release that summer.
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Its full of longing,of love affairs gone bad and impossible,impossible youth. The line-up changes confuse, the drummer is now the guitarist, the guitarist now plays synths but hey, it all may be mis-information.
Enjoy the sweet,sweet sound of The Drums....following on from the Summertime EP and their debut from last year
If their first album had at least some relevance to idyllic days spent catching a wave on golden sandy beaches, this doesn't concern itself with that kind of imagery at all. Instead, it focuses on angst, often juvenile and always romantic. This may sound unpromising, but since it's underpinned by some gorgeous melodies and the easy, innocent, wistful voice of the lead singer, the result is actually remarkably affecting. When he sings "I believe that when we die we die/so let me love you tonight" you are entranced rather than cynical. When he cries in high falsetto that "I'd like to buy you something/but I don't have any money", you feel for him rather than desiring him to man up.
Confession and self loathing is equally in vogue as the `blissed out' sounds of chillwave that influence this record. Most of the best evokers of these emotions have been in Hip Hop/RnB (The Weeknd, Drake, Kanye West), but here vulnerable looking indie poppers regain their claim to teenage angst, and most pleasingly do it in the format of the three minute indie pop song, where the light music forms a beautiful paradox to the heavy words.Read more ›
the album flows as all albums should and so few do these days. It should tell a story from start to end. At the start things are a little positive 'You are a pretty thing but you're full of fear. Well, not here, no never here'. By the end things are grim 'so do you remember the old times, those were the only times. I don't know how it ended'.
Amidst all this the songs still motor along in typical Drums fashion. I love all the songs but the stand out ones for me are:
'Days' - very New Order about working so hard for someone and getting nothing back.
'Money'- could come from last album but lyrically a bit darker.
'Hard to Love' and 'I Don't Know How to Love' can be put together as the heart break songs.
'If He Likes It Let Him Do It' -cold!
The highlight of the album is 'I Need a Doctor'. Being taken in by someone who ultimately hurts you. All happy stuff!!
To sum up, completely different from first album but a bit more mature also.
Standout Tracks for me: 'What you Were', 'I Dont Know How To Love' and the single 'Money'. But as a whole a top album!
Catchy but basic songs work so perfectly songs like Money and Days are so catchy with great groove based bass lines and great sounding drums and vocals i enjoy every song on the album
Well done to The drums for making a amazing album!
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Brilliant album,bought purely because of Days but the whole album is amazing.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
All I can say is that I love this band, they can do no wrong in my eyes : )Published 21 months ago by Charlotte
Really good fantastic group I have bought this bands first 2albums 3 times now not lending them too anyone this time.Published on 19 Dec. 2013 by blupost1
Each song is a short blast of Beach Boys-esq pop music. This is a great follow up to their debut album.Published on 31 Aug. 2013 by Peter Henderson
an underrated american band that sound a bit like the smiths,aztec camera,orange juice etc,fans of jangly guitar indie pop/rock should check them outPublished on 26 Mar. 2013 by derek anderson