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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicBishop Allen The Broken StringPlayRadioPlay! Texas4.5 superbPhantom Planet Raise The Dead4.0 excellentMGMT Oracular SpectacularOwl City Maybe I'm DreamingThe Boy Least Likely To Best Party EverWe live in an era of entirely predictable music. Music that lacks character, charm and in many cases a decent melody. With that said, occasionally one stumbles upon a band that is so refreshingly original, it reassures us that though scarce, good music still exists somewhere out there.
The Boy Least Likely To provided me with such reassurance. The band’s debut album, The Best Party Ever, has such a unique sound that I found it impossible to put a label on it; their sound completely defies definition.
Listening to the album magically transports you to a time of youthful innocence and naïveté. A time when magic was real and reality was whatever you wished it to be, a time where colours seemed brighter and more vivid. Though this may seem a bit twee, the album itself is as poignant as it is poetic. Main lyricist Jof Owen sings about neuroses and delusions, which range from the difficulties of fitting in, to arachnophobia, to a fear of flying and ultimately to death.
Despite the subtle nuances of paranoia and angst, the album is extremely fun to listen to; is the perfect remedy to a bad day; is incredibly catchy and entertaining, and is definitely the perfect soundtrack to the best party ever!3.5 greatBayside The Walking WoundedKlaxons Myths of the Near FutureOwl City Of JuneThe Horrors Primary ColoursThe 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.The Kooks Konk3.0 goodEels Souljacker2.5 averageCamera Obscura My Maudlin Career1.0 awfulCocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas
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