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Fun and beauty
on 9 January 2015
I flogged this when it came out, loved it. Then I put it away. However having a bit of an obsessive personality, 'Desire Lines' came into my head last week and kept going around, I thought the best way to exorcise it was to listen to the album. And god, what an album it is. I had heard their earlier efforts, and thought they were good, but every now and again a band or artist just seems to put out something that you think 'where did that come from', every thing just falls into place and they just blast off.
From the dreamy opener 'Earthquake', which is like listening to a beautiful painting, to the down and dirty 'Coronado', with its snakey sax, 'Halcion Digest' takes you on a trip from the 50's to the 90's, the poignant 'Helocoptor' tugs at the heart strings, while 'Memory Boy', looks back to long gone adolescent memories. But the clincher for me is still 'Desire Lines', seven or so minutes of pure bliss, From the sparkling sunny chorus, to that epic duelling guitar passage that takes it out, You just close your eyes and go with it, it takes you to a good place. This is one of those rare albums that doesn't have a dud on it.