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The Bloom And The Blight
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2013
This is yet another example of non-commercial music giving a beat-down on mass-produced sacchrinic pablum. Two Gallants have yet to put out anything that aesthetically offends people with a taste for good music. If you want crap, get thee to the SONY label.
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on September 21, 2012
The Bloom and the Blight doesn't feel quite as polished as some of their other stuff... It's a bit heavier and grittier sound to both the vocals and the guitar, they seemed to use a little more distortion on this album which really works well. Great album from a great band, I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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on June 19, 2014
Brilliant. I've listened to this for hours in the car while driving. It's such a great cd. I don't think I could get tired of it.
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on April 24, 2014
Came exactly as described. Works great. Super cheap. Amazing album. I have probably listened to this album forty times through since I purchased it.
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on May 5, 2013
Unbelievable, any music fan must have this in his/her collection. Don't let this gem pass you by. Buy it now.
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on January 24, 2013
I haven't heard their older stuff; this was the first album of theirs I have listened to. I have read a few reviews about the "gritty" sound on this album, but that's probably what I love the most about it! The lyrics are raw, relateable, and just beautiful. There is not a single song on this album that I skip over, though I have my favorites, with "Halcyon Days", "My Love Won't Wait","Broken Eyes", and "Winter's Youth". I could swear one of my favorite local (El Paso, TX) artists covers "Broken Eyes" sometimes in their shows, but I can't remember for sure. Anyways, if you love beautiful lyrics that will haunt you, some rock n' roll, grit, and music that's just plain good... this album is for you. I defy you to not be moved!

-DeAnne

Also, I have just downloaded one of their older albums. I'm hoping that even though other fans/listeners say it's more "polished", that I'll find the Two Gallants I fell in love with on this album.
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on January 6, 2013
I've never heard of this band before but I listened to this album on Amazon. I love this album. It is surprisingly grungy.
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on December 28, 2012
Just to recap, Pitchfork gave The Throes an 8.5, What the Toll Tells a 4.8, Two Gallants a 6.9, and The Bloom and the Blight a 5.5. In my opinion, What the Toll Tells is by far one of the greatest albums I've ever heard. Two Gallants have always been about telling a story in the form of song. The lyrics are unlike any you've ever heard and, for me, What the Toll Tells changed the way I looked at song writing forever. There hasn't been that much heart and emotion in a song since the days of Bob Dylan. The flak that they caught from "Long Summer Day" is null, as far as I'm concerned, listening to that poetry still sends chills down my spine (in a good, non-racist way).

With all of that said, The Bloom and the Blight is a great album. Yes, it abandons those long, poetic and erratic drum beats and swinging guitar picking that made Two Gallants unique, but it still portrays their heartfelt expression of emotion. These songs are more structured with way more distortion. The lyrics are more repetitive, and the drum beats are more tight (Song of Songs comes to mind), but it still holds true to their frame of mind. "Halcyon Days" is a fantastic opener and sets the stage for some of my favorites such as "My Love Won't Wait," "Ride Away," and "Cradle Pyre."

Basically, if you've been following these guys since the days of What the Toll Tells and their self-titled album you might be surprised, but it'll be the kind of surprise that will soon be played as much as their earlier work.
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on December 6, 2012
If this isn't their best yet it's right up near the top. Noisy, heavy, beautiful and gorgeous this is Adam and Tyson's reunion project and thank God for that. I could write why it's good and why you should get it and blah blah blah but would that even matter? Trust me, I hate almost all music that has ever been made and this thing is aces (as are their other albums and I'm a massive fan of Adam's solo album from a few years ago, "Heights of Diamonds" is an incredible song and I will fight anyone that says otherwise). If you're on the fence, buy it. If you've never heard Two Gallants before a) I feel sorry for you b) check out "Steady Rollin", "The Hand that Held Me Down" and "Seems Like Home to Me". I'd say those three songs more or less encompass what they're about. And then buy this. You will be happy.
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on November 30, 2012
On the recommendation of my favorite barista, I checked out this recording by Two Gallants. I bought it for my sister for Christmas and I'm sure she'll love it.
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