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Mostly Autumn


Prog Folk

3.98 | 229 ratings

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5 stars Low on jigs; less spacey; more Mostly Autumn

Let's make this review a point-early text. The conclusion to be reached here is that Mostly Autumn's The Last Bright Light is one of our favourite albums ever. Now, let's struggle to explain why in few words.

Vocals are one of the most interesting aspects of MA's music. Josh, on his acknowledgement, sucks. But what he lacks in technique he conveys in emotion. He also is fortunate enough to have the company of Heather Findlay in the lead vocals, and to a lesser extent, Liam Davidson's. The switch between male and female vocal is one of the greatest assets of MA, and in TLBL they reached their peak: Josh is not only singing better than on previous albums, but he also gives more space to Heather.

Musically, this album is a notch over their previous attempts and miles away from what was to follow. Despite the presence of keyboard driven melodies and an array of traditional instrumentation, the space-celtic-folk ambience is less present and the album gladly welcomes a heavier rock input, with some amazing electric guitar work. The title of this review intends to express exactly that: MA have left their influences in the background and went for something more original. They found their own sound. And I found what is, so far, the album of the millennium.

Kotro | 5/5 |


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