Bones of What You Believe
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Lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry deserves much of the credit for the success of this album. A lot of similar bands have girl vocals that are thin and whimsical, but Lauren has a fuller sound, better range and an uncanny skill at building layers of drama and emotion through tiny tone changes. She can casually get away with quite dark lyrics at times and still have the music sound very danceable and light given her sweet clear tone. Just like how it took me several plays of Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" to actually realize what they were singing about as the lyrics and bouncy tone are quite incongruous, Lauren's music has several similar moments though not to that extreme. Her lyrics have an intelligence and layer of complexity that is unusual, which may or may not be related to the fact that Lauren is highly educated with a full law degree as well as Masters in journalism.
Musically, this album doesn't exactly break new ground but when playing the album through--the songs thankfully do stand out from each other which I find is my most common problem with synth based music. It's also more refreshingly straightforward than similar bands like Purity Ring.Read more ›
My only criticism and it is not just with this album but many new cd releases is that it seems the sonic quality is degraded maybe to be more playbable on portable devices. The keyboards could have been much more rich and punchy as hear on many synth oriented albums from the 80's i.e. Depech Mode, Human League, Gary Neuman. I wish Chvrches would remix the album especially "Lies" which fails to deliver the kick that it can, but is lost in the mix. Love the album though, just know what it could sound like if given the proper mix.
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You know it's a great album, but the vinyl sounds amazing cranked up on the turntable. Definite go-to spin for summertime pool partiesPublished 6 days ago by Peter K. Gackenbach
I ordered this sound-unheard based on reviews and the need to top up my cart for free shipping.
so what did I expect? Probably something between The Cocteaus and Moby? Read more
I have hated music for a while and just hadn't been into anything, but this got me back into music again!Published 1 month ago by Candace Robinson
One of my favorite releases *of all time*! Do not pass up listening to this if you have somehow missed it up until now. It is and they are so wonderful!Published 3 months ago by Foster
Exceptional people. Exceptional mvsic. This album is amazing!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer