A really interesting album and way way better that the first one. The music is well written and you can really see a movement into new areas of writing some great lyrics too. Track three is a corker and addictive, other tracks on the album a little more conventional but you will find something you really enjoy. Influences abound through this album from Radiohead to Cold playish singing quality, I shall put it on now...keep going lads its getting better and better but keep to the weird and steer clear of commercialism...
This album is a thing of beauty, raw emotion reaching from every song. Conor o'Brien wonderful talent. Strong influences coming through from Devine comedy, radio head and some very original songs too. A five star album, they more thinly spread these days!
Ok. I have waited and waited for the villagers to bring out this album. I pre ordered it as soon as amazon advised it was coming out. I prefer having hard copy CD's so had to wait a week until it arrived in NZ. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely. This is a great follow up and easily up there with becoming a jackal. Conor J O'Brien is sheer genius. Tough to pick a favourite track but hard to get Nothing Arrived out of my head. With this CD something certainly did arrive.
Fantastic, they've really expanded since Becoming a Jackal, delving into the relms of electronica with a twist of funk and jazz. Only on my first listen but my favourites so far... My Lighthouse, The Waves and Passing a Message. Sublime!!
Purchased this on the strength of "The Bell". A marvellous track constantly played on 6 Music. However apart from that and " Nothing arrived" "The Waves" and "My Lighthouse" Nothing else really stands out. I do though look forward to hearing more from them, as I suspect there is better to come. Perhaps it's time for me to buy their first album which is highly rated..