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Excellent debut album,
This review is from: Elephant Shell (Audio CD)
When listening to this album it's easy to pick out the influences on this band. They move from Bloc Party-esque guitar and drums to Editors high pitched echoing lead guitar in another. However, one thing that is truly distinctive is lead singer and bassist Dave Monks' voice. I'm fairly sure it's not meant to be that high but it really works!
With catchy riffs, excellent drums and Dave's crystal clear voice, it's a great combination. If you are a fan of Bloc Party/Editors/Snowden you may well enjoy this album.
Best song on the album for me is "Tessellate" which has one of the catchiest piano riffs around. It craves a massive chorus to go along with the brilliant verses but just doesn't quite get there. A bit of a disappointment but doesn't hold back the album at all.
Other great songs on the album are the Editors influenced "Sixties Remake" and also "Your English is Good".
Great debut album from an interesting band: here's hoping they go far.
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Initial post: 7 Jul 2008 11:31:46 BDT
Emily Midford says:
It is their Sophomore album
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2009 10:11:00 BDT
A Lesson in Crime was an EP, that makes this their debut album
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 19:21:14 GMT
A. Hindman says:
absolutely does not sound like either bloc party or editors
sugesting a lack of musical scope on your part
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