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on 28 November 2013
I loved their debut album and as other reviewers have said this follow up is certainly different. Better or worse? No, just different....but in a good way.
Their first album was full of urgency and passion but this one is more mature and reserved.
They've refined their sound, getting less frantic in the process, and now remind me a lot of Frankie Rose perhaps crossed with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
After a few listens the album is now sounding great (albeit perhaps there's too little variation?).
They've retained their quirky lyrics e.g "bury me alive, i don't care if people cry" & "set me adrift and hope the tide doesn't bring me in" both on the excellent 'buried alive' but whereas similar lyrics were sang with some grit on the first album they're brought forth very sweetly here and this makes it all the more interesting in a peculiar way.
Most of the tracks are really good except the final couple of tracks (should have stopped at 11) and at different moments additionally reminded me of The Breeders, Ultra Vivid Scene & The Shop Assistants, albeit all in small measures.
It'll be interesting to see what path they follow on their 3rd album?