Top positive review
One of my favourite albums of 2015, a real grower, more complex and fascinating than their debut
21 April 2015
I have lived with this album for a month now, and my initial reaction was slightly muted, it seemed overly complex at times compared with their great more straightforward debut album. However, repeated listens have revised my opinion, the more intricate arrangements overseen by inspired choice producer Justin Vernon recorded over in the States have progressively become lodged in my head, ear worms that have grown and stayed their. The sisters vocal harmonies are second to none , blending in a complementary way beautifully together in a way that siblings have that is almost chemical intuitive linkage, great stuff. At times their subject matter is a bit ironic and self deprecating, Teeth White, highlighting that after all of the image enhancement they have gone through, they are still not happy with themselves. Their are a couple of striped down virtually acappella tracks with mainly their stunning vocal harmonies which are great, but elsewhere Justin's subtle producer touches add little embellishments and nice touches that make this record into something truly special. Horns and stings are subtly added into the mix in places, and classy piano and synth pop up here and there, and with repeated listens this just gets better and better. This will definitely be one of my albums of the year, although it only came out in March. Highly recommended, if you have not heard them before take a chance and invest in this great album that is destined to become a classic.