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on 31 July 2014
Purchased for my 17 year old who loves this group - haven't stopped playing this all summer! Really good songs, really good musicians - stand out tracks for me Days are Gone and The Wire, daughters like If I Could Change Your Mind and Falling. So refreshing to have talented young girls who can sing, play their instruments so well and don't feel the need to strip down to their knickers in order to sell records.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 7 August 2017
2013's 'Days Are Gone' is Haim's debut album and demonstrates the early promise of the 3 sisters, Danielle (guitar/vocals/drums), Alana (guitar/vocals/keyboards) and Este (bass/vocals). The most striking influences come courtesy of the Buckingham/Nicks era of Fleetwood Mac although it is really the sunny style of Christine McVie which comes across on tracks such as 'Falling', 'Forever' and especially 'If I Could Change Your Mind'. Although some of the songs are a bit too samey, Haim come across really well on the brilliant 'My Song 5' which is superbly inventive and 'Go Slow' moves smoothly through the gears. If you like Californian style harmonies alongside good old solid rock, then Haim should float your boat although they are even more impressive live on stage. Worth giving this collection a try.
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on 10 May 2014
Not the best album I've ever heard, but give "Days Are Gone" a few listens, and then it just clicks. There are, of course, songs that stand out and are much better than the rest ("Falling", "If I Could Change Your Mind" and "Days Are Gone" are the shining stars of the album, and, having bought the limited edition with 8 extra tracks/remixes, I would say don't bother, unless you are a hard-core fan). The album is bright and breezy pop sound (with a hint of rock), polished and chillaxing.

The sister-act rock band Haim are from the sunny LA, and you can almost feel the sunshine seeping through the album. The songs are sparkling, danceable and infectious, and this is a classic Haim sound. Yes, it is their first studio album, but Haim have been cultivating their sound for over fifteen years, and [some think] they are much better live than recorded. There are debates around the fact that Este, Danielle and Alana Haim let the producers rub the edges off their talent, and I agree. If you saw them on Jools Holland (or any other life performance) you can tell some of the momentous live energy has been lost in production of "Days Are Gone". But it does not make the album any less enjoyable and easy-listening.
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on 14 July 2017
I have awarded an Album of the Year every year, since 1965 which probably shows how old I am! There were obvious winners and seriously obscure ones over the years. This one was one of the more obvious ones in 2014, which I bought on CD. On hearing that there was an audiophile version now available on LP, I recently bought it.
The LP is musically superb and every bit as "Audiophile" as it claims, but it is NOT a single 12 inch Long Playing Record rotating at 33 1/3rpm. It is a double 12 inch Extended Play record which requires a turntable that rotates at 45rpm. For me this is not a problem, as my turntable plays at both speeds. However I have a very good friend whose turntable only rotates at 33 1/3. Had he bought this I suspect he would have been seriously disappointed. If you have a turntable that works at 45rpm, you will be wonderfully pleased with your copy of this.
So Mr Amazon, please correct your spiel to explain that this wonderful vinyl album plays at 45rpm.
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on 9 August 2017
Purchased after seeing them perform live a number of times over the past few months and really enjoyed their sets. This has a nice selection of songs, a bit samey throughout but easy to listen to. Much prefer their sound on a live performance though as this cd doesn't really capture or express how good they are.
I'm a new fan so hope to get to see them perform again in the future. Will be buying their new album soon also.
Good CD and great live if you get a chance to see them.
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on 15 August 2014
I came across Haim after hearing one of the tracks in the background on "Made In Chelsea". It's a bit like Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Little Boots and La Roux all bundled up into one. One minute it's very fresh and modern, the next it has a kind of 80s retro-feel. Most of the tracks are catchy, with my favourite being "Go Slow". Definitely worth downloading, you will just keep playing it. Yes, it's probably a little over-produced when compared to their initial raw tracks when they were first discovered; but who cares, it works!
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on 23 July 2017
Not at all like their performance on a programme in which i saw them - boring, Listened to it several times and still cannot recall a single line of a song....
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on 16 June 2015
I bought this album after discovering this on the 'Deezer' app and loved its distinctive sound. These three girls are large talented and give great summer sounds that are essential all year round. The album has a slight rock feel but with authentic indie sounds at heart. This album is guaranteed to lift my spirits.
It is extremely hard to pick my favorite song as they are all so great. Full of chilled summer anthems that have become an essential album.
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on 30 August 2017
A good album and worth buying - one that grows on you.
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on 23 August 2017
Enjoyed their confidence with complex melodies given I grew up on bands like Supertramp and ELO.
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