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4.09 | 1079 ratings

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3 stars This is obviously a great addition to ANY rock collection. Because, let's be honest, there's few progressive moments in there. Of course, there is the guitar texture signature by Steve Rothery (who seem to abuse of fatty foods). And again, very capable Bono/ Tim Booth voice by pretty boy Hogarth. Just a pleasure to hear. Hogarth's voice carries you far far high in the sky, from rich middle-pitch tone to a higher ones with ease. I must admit that this record made me curious about the Hogarth period. I heard they're not all like that....shhyeah, that would've been surprising.

Once again, the music is similar to James and U2 in steel pedal atmospheres and floaty keyboards. I would really recommend this album to anyone who likes James, Radiohead or early U2 material. Sometimes, like on The Damage, Hogarth sounds EXACTLY like Tom Yorke, Radiohead tortured leader. This is hi-fi producted rock that will please the normal rocker who wants to get his ears into mature and deeper textures. But, don't expect snappy moments but Don't Hurt Yourself and You're Gone...which is brillant for a FM staple. On top, a big hurray for exquisite package and art cover. Did you noticed that the cover picture is actually 2 half faces making one: one of a boy and one of a girl. Wow!!

Please use intensively at night and ONLY at night. Sunlight could seriously damage magic moments and destroy the very purpose of the record; listening music at night is enhacing the buzz.

But since it sounds sooo badly like a cross of James, Radiohead and U2, I give it 3 stars for lacking creativity.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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