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Secret Codes & Battleships Import


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Import
  • ASIN: B005N7CA6M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Taken by the Sea
2. Don't Give Up
3. Nearly Love
4. Black Out the Sun [Version]
5. Talk Talk Talk
6. Bloodstained Heart
7. God Walking Into the Room
8. Hurt
9. Roses
10. Stupid Mistake
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Explode
2. Perfect
3. Tiny Little Flashlights
4. Nothing
5. Glorious
6. Talk Talk Talk [Live in the Attic] [Live]
7. Black Out the Sun [Live in the Attic] [Live]

Editorial Reviews

Limited Deluxe two CD edition includes a bonus disc containing an additional seven tracks. 2011 album from the Australian singer/songwriter and former member of hit-making duo Savage Garden. Secret Codes & Battleships is Darren's fourth solo album and his first album since the release of This Delicate Thing We've Made (2007). Features the first single 'Talk Talk Talk'. EMI.

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His music is raw with feeling and depth about relationships.
Greger
As a closer I think it works much better than Darren's previous album These Delicate Things...closer the Big Disconnect.
Luis Vasquez
This is a very beautiful pop album and his voice is still very amazing.
April Trent

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stella Carrier on October 25, 2011
Format: Audio CD
"Secret Codes and Battleships" by Darren Hayes is a superb album. I strongly concur with other fans who say that the wait for this album was worth it. There are so many wonderful musical tracks on this cd that it is challenging to pinpoint which ones were the best. I also completely understand that personal musical favorites are going to be subjective, especially with this collection. In addition, songs of "Secret Codes and Battleships" contain fun and exciting dance/pop elements. I would have to pinpoint the musical diamonds of "Taken by the Sea" and "God Walking Into the Room" as my two personal favorites. "Taken by the Sea" appears to be about coming to terms with having romantic feelings for someone that would conflict with what is logically acceptable. "God Walking Into the Room" is a high-quality musical track about knowing someone that has multiple positive qualities. The deluxe edition is worth it because of the excellent additional musical tracks that contain musical versions of mini stories (including a strong "Attic" remix of "Talk Talk"). "Secret Codes and Battle Ships" is recommended for many who enjoy any one of Darren Hayes musical tracks.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Porfie on October 25, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Darren Hayes brings us his first new album in four years Secret Codes and Battleships. After listening to the album multiple times before writing this review I can proudly say it was well worth the wait. With the combination of Darrens voice, lyrics, and instruments blending all seamlessly together this is a perfect example of pop art. After the amazing dark Tension and The Spark, and beautiful This Delicate Thing We've Made I wondered how Darren could keep up the momentum. WIth Secret Codes and Battleships it brings us bits and pieces of those beautiful past albums, but also brings us that pop sound we all grew to love from the Savage Garden days plus a new sound all together. The combination of all of these makes this album so beautiful and one of the best pop albums to come out in years. Not since Madonna or Michael Jacksons earlier albums have I been so blown away by a pop album that is good from start to finish. As Darren himself has said the album is about how difficult it is to stay together in love when the whole world is breaking up. I absolutely love the entire album, but My favorite songs are Bloodstained Heart, Don't Give Up, God Walking Into The Room, Nearly Love, Hurt, Stupid Mistake, The Sirens Call, Nothing, Perfect, Tiny Little Flashlights, Roses, and Glorious.

Darren has one of the most amazing voices with emotion that just evokes the listener and awakens something inside the heart, and that is what art should do. I highly recommend this amazing album!

Standard Edition
1. Taken By the Sea
2. Don't Give Up
3. Nearly Love
4. Black Out the Sun
5. Talk Talk Talk
6. Bloodstained Heart
7. God Walking Into the Room
8. Hurt
9. Roses
10. Stupid Mistake
11. Cruel Cruel World
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on October 25, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Knock, knock!

Brilliant pop music with honest epic lyrics and outstanding vocals: "Who's there?"

Darren Hayes: "It's me. I'm here to bring you back!"

And that's what he does. What a brilliant album. Genius songwriting.

This music goes straight into my heart and the lyrics really touch my soul.

Full stop.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By klzr23 on October 27, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album yesterday and cant stop listening.. and every time I listen I like it more and more.. I love, love, love Taken by the Sea and Bloodstained Heart.. Welcome back Darren.. This is the closest thing to Savage Garden reforming.. I had a laugh when Darren jokingly announced on a live appearance that he himself is a huge fan of Savage Garden.. It certainly shows in this album! Darren certainly holds his own as a solo performer.. I am so excited for him! Well worth the wait...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By EricTheDerek on October 25, 2011
Format: Audio CD
"Secret Codes and Battleships" is Darren Hayes' 4th solo album, 4 years in the making. The time and hard work has surely paid off, as this album contains the flawless vocals we've known since the days of Savage Garden. Each track is an emotional roller coaster. Some people are saying this new album is too "commercial," but this is the same Darren Hayes sound we've known for years. Granted, each of his albums has been different from the last, but they always stay very much "Darren." This album is no exception. If you're a long-time fan or a newcomer, this new masterpiece is sure to impress.

Pop perfection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lia on December 26, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I received this as a Christmas gift a few weeks ago and I have to say that I love it! It is very rare nowadays where one finds that they like most of the songs on an album, and "Secret Codes & Battlesships" is one of them. I liken it more to Darren's "Savage Garden" days where there is a nice mix of pop songs that you could really groove to, but at the same time has the depth which his solo stuff is more known for.

By far, my favorites songs on this CD are "Bloodstained Heart" and "Black Out the Sun" and are probably the best songs to really represent what the album is all about. Like I said before, this album harkens back to the Darren's "Savage Garden" days, and you can hear that in "Bloodstained Heart" in that you have a nice love song about always being by your loved ones side no matter what. "Black Out the Sun" reminds me of Darren's first solo album, "Spin", musically while the lyrics are more like his second album "Tension and the Spark". It is a poppy song but with a darker edge to it as it is about losing someone you love (whether through death or mutual separation) and being thrusted into the depths of despair. "Talk Talk Talk" appears to be most fans' favorite song, although I'm not too keen on it, but it is growing on me. It is more electronica than the rest of the songs on the album and is interesting in its own right as it appears to be an upbeat song, but the lyrics are not so. "God Walking into the Room" is a guilty pleasure. First couple notes remind me of "Like a Prayer", and just like "Like a Prayer" the religious imagery makes me blush every so slightly with their double entendres (or quite blatant) meanings.
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