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Another Great Album
on 22 July 2010
I bought Cherry Ghosts first album, A Thirst For Romance back in November 2007 and although I thought the singles Mathematics and People Help The People were great it took me a few plays to fully appreciate the album. Once I did, the album was on constant repeat. The tracks had a slight tinge of country to them and although the lyrics were sometimes quite dark, it also had a certain warmth about it and the songs were uplifting and euphoric.
"Beneath This Burning Shoreline" is not exactly the same as the last album and I would be dissapointed if it was as this would show that they had become stale. However, they have returned with a more experienced and mature feel about them that shows a band that has great focus on there own sound. Yes, there are the odd one or two tracks that will clearly be singles and yes there are the tracks that need to be played several times for you to click with, but this only adds to the slow burner appeal of what is a fantastic album. Once the tracks have been aired a few times they become another set of essential listening.
In other words.....If you fell for their first album then you won't be disappointed as with many other awkward 2nd album releases.
They're playing live around October and I can't wait to see them for the first time.