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If You Wait

September 10, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Hannah Reid. Hannah Reid. Hannah Reid. While full credit for the sensual instrumentation and restraint displayed through the music no doubt goes to fellow band members Dot Major and Dan Rothman--a massive part of why this British band is blowing up is all down to lead vocalist and songwriter Hannah. Comparisons to Florence Welch are completely warranted. Powerful, ethereal and emotional--she just lifts the music into a different stratosphere. This deceptively minimal yet intense album is one of the best indie pop albums of the year.

Lead single "Hey Now" made a big sonic impression when it first popped up on the internet in 2012--and it still retains all the magic I'd remembered. "Wasting My Young Years" also especially resonates as it seems Hannah is asking many of the same questions most 20 somethings are asking about themselves and their place in the world. I can see how older people who have their lives all figured out might get aggravated at the general content though. It does tend to trail off into repetitiveness which almost always gets on my nerve-and yet here the lyrics almost serve as simply an excuse for Hannah to be singing. Honestly, she could be singing the watermelon song and I'd still be in awe, it's a bonus that I happen to identify with and feel where she's at in her life though. "Strong" and album closer "If You Wait" are other album standouts for me.

My one complaint is that this album is simply too short. Hannah's voice is epic. It has a almost mystical quality that the only feeling I can compare it to is that of traditional Celtic band singers like Enya or Clannad (though she doesn't sound like them at all). Her voice somehow just has a sense of history and time that lends itself to epic six or seven minute long songs.
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London Grammar's "If You Wait" may have arrived several years too late for its own good, as the inevitable comparisons to Florence and the Machine may, in the minds of some, make this album seem more like a pastiche than music with its own identity. There are sounds here that are also evocative of Annie Lennox and others, but the overall product is quite consistent in style, and any influences have been integrated into a largely coherent whole, as opposed to a random walk through the band members' personal music libraries.

In my opinion, the first half of the album is the strongest, with the first five tracks being remarkably good. However, even the tracks that work less well (in particular, "Nightcall") still have saving-grace moments, and the entire album is well worth recommending (especially considering the album versus per-track price). Highlights for me are the infectious "Hey Now," "Stay Awake," "Shyer," "Wasting My Young Years," "Sights," and "Interlude (Live)." Production throughout the album is top notch. This is a confident debut from a group I am eager to hear more from in the future.
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This is my favorite release of 2013, which has a lot to do with the consistent quality of the music and lyrics. Usually I find at least a couple tracks (if not more) that I don't listen to on any album. That's not the case with If You Wait. I bought the regular version and loved it so much that I went back and purchased the extra tracks that were available on the U.S. release.

I also really appreciate the humility of the band members -- the lack of pretense and self-importance are refreshing. That comes through in the lyrics and the music. And, it came through in their live performance (I saw them in San Diego).

I wish them much success and hope they can stay grounded, humble and connected in the process.
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That deserves an explanation. My wife and I frequently watch the BBC program Graham Norton, who usually puts on one musical act and to be candid, the music is usually pretty bad ( that's only my opinion) but London Grammar was totally unexpected. The performance was very good and I immediately went to Amazon to listen to the clips. The lead singer is Hannah Reid and she's just amazing. The songs are almost ethereal at times. The emotion is clearly heartfelt and the effect very powerful. Listen to the clips; that's really all you need to know. If you like what you hear there, you won't be disappointed buying this CD or getting the download. If this band stays together, we're going to be hearing a lot of good music in the future. Here's hoping they do.
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I'm always dubious when there is a lot of fuss and hype about a new album from an "exciting new band" because it's often just very ordinary stuff being cleverly marketed. Not here, though. I tried this without much expectation and was very impressed.

London Grammar's sound is haunting and mournful with generally restrained but very smart production so that these songs shine like melancholy gems. They are tuneful and quite varied, and although they're about well-worn themes they treat them with a lyrical originality which is very refreshing. I find lines like "Stay awake with me..." very evocative, for example. The instrumental work is very good, and Hannah Reid's vocals are both ætherial and powerful by turns - I was reminded of Judy Tzuke in some places and Annie Lennox in others - and she radiates emotional tenderness and integrity. I'm just an old git now, but listening to this, I was suddenly nursing a bruised and yearning young heart again.

This is a little bit of class, and I suspect will become one of those albums whose sound defines a year for many people. Very warmly recommended.
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