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More music from Canada,
This review is from: The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse (Audio CD)
I don't know about you, but I've always found that quasi-ecstatic rock of bands like Arcde Fire slightly creepy, as if they're evangelizing the power of their music. The Besnard Lakes have elements of that sound with the neo-classical arrangements and huge array of instruments, but they have an ace up their sleeves in the form of their Beach Boys-esque harmony singing and some old school rock guitar solos.
One thing I will take issue with, though, is the Low comparisons. At Low's core is the simplicity of their sound - three people playing their instruments and singing their songs - and that's what sets them apart. Maybe if the Besnards learn to trim down their musical palette they'll one day approach an inkling of what Low have achieved.