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|0.0 ||MrDoobie | December 3rd 09|
I think the Horrors got way too much flak from critics just because they dress silly, I thought "Strange House" was a fun, solid album. But "Primary Colours" just ups the ante.
|3.5 great||Lukas Clark-Memler | June 1st 09|
The Horrors - an English quintet, notable for wearing circulation-inhibiting black jeans and too much makeup; a band whose member’s names range from Spider Webb to Coffin Joe.
Strange House - The Horror’s debut album that was once labeled Zombie Garage Punk; an album that appealed to a very small demographic group of estranged Goth kids; an album that featured lead singer Faris Badwan screaming incoherently in a manner that was only marginally decipherable to the untrained ear. Yes the gothic, vampire shtick was entertaining, but nobody expected them to go anywhere. And now, 2 years later, The Horrors have released their sophomore album, Primary Colours. A band that was once known for spitting on their audience during shows, are now being dubbed the saviors of Rock n’ Roll.
The sound of Primary Colours is so different to The Horror’s first attempt at music that many fans are asking the simple question, “What the hell happened?” Did the band really experience such drastic changes in their lives that they decided to change their sound completely? Or did The Horror’s have it in them the whole time, and have just been eluding the public with their morbid image. Or is this simply proof that The Horror’s are a lot more talented and multi-faceted then we were led to believe. Whatever metamorphism the band experienced it certainly has helped them reach out to a much wider audience and will inevitably result in an increase of record sales and commercial success.
Primary Colours has an amalgamation of different shoegaze and post-punk influences.
My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and even The Cure are just a few of the bands that The Horrors pay homage to.
From ethereal atmospheric melodies, to front man Faris Badwan’s indolent yet passionate tone, Primary Colours explores new musical territory, whilst keeping The Horror’s signature deathly undertone alive.
|4.0 excellent||Greem | February 26th 14|
|5.0 classic||WheDie | October 16th 13|
|4.0 excellent||jordan | April 8th 13|
|3.5 great||J05H | February 23rd 13|
|4.0 excellent||fyffe | October 21st 12|
|4.0 excellent||Melanin | October 6th 12|
|4.5 superb||Matt | August 9th 12|
|3.5 great||Angris | July 20th 12|
|3.0 good||Polvo | April 15th 12|
|4.0 excellent||ADAMWD | March 1st 12|
|3.5 great||virpi | February 28th 12|
|4.0 excellent||HipFish | January 11th 12|
|4.5 superb||4Train | November 27th 11|
|4.5 superb||20eyes | November 12th 11|
|4.5 superb||Olson | August 29th 11|
|3.5 great||WLuke | August 5th 11|
|4.5 superb||hughes | July 12th 11|
|3.5 great||Rowdy | July 4th 11|
|4.5 superb||lzizzo | March 28th 11|
|4.5 superb||des | August 10th 10|
|2.0 poor||bryn | April 9th 10|
|4.5 superb||FLRTE | March 13th 10|
|4.5 superb||cumverg | January 26th 10|
|4.0 excellent||MrGillig | December 19th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Distile | December 15th 09|
|4.5 superb||VoMP | November 8th 09|
|2.0 poor||lobby | November 6th 09|
|2.5 average||sblount | November 4th 09|
|3.0 good||doqtor | October 13th 09|
|4.5 superb||aris19 | October 13th 09|
|3.0 good||Rudy K. STAFF | October 5th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Thujon | September 12th 09|
|3.5 great||Akumac | July 15th 09|
|3.5 great||Kiran EMERITUS | July 15th 09|
|4.0 excellent||DhA | July 14th 09|
|4.0 excellent||JPNDRD | July 10th 09|
|3.5 great||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | May 16th 09|
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