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4 stars This new release by Archive surprised me positively. Let me explain why. After the last studio album, Lights, I had the feeling that Archive was finished, despite liking the album and especially the title track. But because of this feeling I never expected a new album. So first point goes to Archive, for pleasantly surprising me with a new release when I was not expecting it. As a result, my expectations were low. After all, I was not counting the days until the official release. So what did I actually think of this album. Well at first I was really pleased. I really liked the way the songs seem connected without having the feeling of a concept album. Some of the immediate highlights for me are, Controlling Crowds, Bullets, Dangervisit, Quiet Time and Clones. But the other tracks are surely not just fillers, even though the album is rather long with more than 70 minutes.

Definetely one of the best albums of 2009 so far. I can't wait to see Archive play live this autumn. 4 stars

BackToBruijn | 4/5 |


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