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In early 2008 the Duke Spirit released their sophomore album, an outstanding "Neptune", which was one of the better albums for me that year, ranking in my top 20 of the year. I know I played it a lot for a long time. Now, 3 1/2 years later (and including a line-up shuffle, but no worries lead singer-songwriter Leila Moss still fronts the band), we finally get the band's third album.

"Bruiser" (12 tracks; 48 min.) starts of with a heavy (bruising?) "Cherry Tree" that just screams arena-rock. "Procession" sounds like a radio-ready track to me (if mainstream commercial radio were any good anymore, which of course it isn't. "Villain" starts off deceivingly with Leila and just piano but eventually builds up, while Leila croons "I want to follow you in your sleep/Yeah I want to give it a try/I'm a villain in love/You're a villain alone". "Surrender " is an uptempo rocker. The first half of the album concludes with the slow-burner "Bodies". Overall, a terrific first half, which I rate 4.5 stars. The second half kicks off with an atmospheric "De Lux", followed by the slowly developing "Sweet Bitter Sweet". "Running Fire" is, like "Procession", the most immediately accessible track on here, a straight-forward rock-pop track with good melody and hooks. The album concludes with the okay "Northbound" and the introspective "Homecoming". I rate the second half of the album 3.5 stars.

In all, this is a satisfying, if belated, return of the Duke Spirit. Given how long they've been away, I can only hope that there is still interest in the US for this band. The fact that this album was released in the UK in late September, while there is no release (yet) planned for the US, is worrying to say the least.
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The Duke Sprit's energy and vibe, their sing-along hooks, and the sexy, husky voice of their lead singer have made them one of those "addictive" bands for me: after I bought one CD (in this case, "Cuts Across the Land"), within one week I bought them all. This is good stuff, and my gratitude to Pandora Radio for helping me discover them! Good, solid, intelligent rock! They just might be my new favorite band.
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I've taken my refuge in the Duke Spirit's music these last 3 years or so, especially when I was going through my divorce. I love their emotional music with the intense lyrics most other bands can't reach. Liela's voice is like chocolate! I will always think upon the way I wanted Bruis...er.
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