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Sweet Sour
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on 3 January 2015
This their 2nd LP comes across like a more interesting expanded version of The White Stripes with a great pure drums guitar sound. Commences via a slow grinding heavy dirty bluesy rock'n'roll title track 'Sweet Sour' as it hammers the senses "sour by the minute but you're sweeter by the hour". 'Bruises' is similar fare whereas 'Lay My Head Down' is a reflective gentle piece. 'The Devil Takes Care Of His Own' engages an effective stop-start riffing - a certain heaviness but which is attractive. 'Wanderluster' is an ace wonderful luxurious power-drive of a number - it's like she's Luster and he tells her to go and wander "when you return I will be waiting in spite of all - that's gone before"... no wonder that some have said that this was the track/song of the year 2012. Then follows a beautiful 'Navigate' sung by Emma & sounding a bit like Daughter & is gentle & reflective "oh we're drifting out to sea, into deep water". 7th 'You're Not Pretty' is hard rock. 'Hometowns' folk acoustic guitar with gentle harmonies (almost CSNY / S&G) "to see what you have become". Then 'Lies' now back to a power-drive "lies are the truths that you tell to yourself". 10th 'Close To Nowhere' is more persuasive type gentle folk. Emma Richardson is quite an accomplished painter & this album was inspired by a series of paintings by her. In conclusion folk subtlety bombast & well-executed blues-rock.
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on 30 May 2017
Prompt arrival coupled to reasonable value for money and good sound quality, their best album by quite a margin in my opinion.
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on 29 January 2013
Dollface may have been their debut, but this is the one that lifts Band of Skulls into a new arena! Deep down dirty rock n roll - 'Navigate' is just beautiful, 'Sweet Sour' hammers your skull like the first time you heard 'Sad but True'.....grow a beard. Buy some flares, pretend you're in 'frisco.........nod sagely and do your best 'devil horns'. Awesome.
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on 8 June 2014
I reviewed another of the Band of Skulls CD's. Both of them were purchased at the same time which should be testament to their performance first heard within the context of a program on television. I recommend this CD.
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on 29 November 2014
Nice varied album from a new band to myself, recommended by a friend & I would certainly recommend it to anyone liking bands such as Dead weather or kills etc.
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on 19 March 2016
Another rip roaring rock album from this cracking band!
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on 7 February 2015
Disappointing. Thumbs down
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on 1 December 2015
Great
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on 17 December 2012
Good recording catchy tunes with a blues rock flavour and well worth a listen , especially enjoyed sweet sour but the whole album is good. Look forward to the next release.
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on 2 October 2014
Fantastic stuff I now have it on auto repeat its that good. Tracks like Wunderluster and Sweet Sour hit you like hammer blows whereas Lay My Head Down is a gentler style. Have all there albums now.
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