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As for the sound itself, I can only say that this album is magnificent. It sounds a little bit like two of my favorite albums in particular -- the fantastic drums call to mind, at times, the tribal drum sound on Paul Simon's Graceland, and the chiming guitar and big-sky feel is reminiscent of Edge's guitar work and Lanois and Eno's production style on U2's The Joshua Tree. This is a big album filled with familiar ideas presented in a way that can make even the most steadfast soul start to yearn for a road trip, destination: west. The vocals are high and charmingly rustic, placed behind and quieter than the instrumentation, and there's a hollow sound to the production that makes the songs feel simultaneously big and airy, yet somehow intimate.
I really do find this album hard to describe, but if you're a fan of mid-to-late-80's U2 (Unforgettable Fire through Rattle & Hum), Paul Simon's solo work (Graceland and The Rhythm of the Saints in particular), and/or Mumford & Sons, you will probably enjoy Lord Huron, as this group has a little bit of each of these sounds running through this album, but yet doesn't sound like any one of them in particular.Read more ›
I'm writing this as I listen to it for the second time, and here're my thoughts about it overall.
Mellow yet uplifting. Not too fast, not too slow, neither too hard nor too soft. Though, there's also an undertone of melancholy to all the songs. I'm not quite sure how to describe the feeling, but if I had to try, I'd say it's a sense of hopefulness with a hint of loss. Like looking forward to what's new while having to let go of the old. Wonder at the unknown, but also the sadness of giving up the familiar. It's like moving out on your own as you begin adulthood.
Bittersweet comes to mind.
I like every single single on the album--an extremely rare occurrence. This is the kind of music I like to drive, cycle or even just sit around and relax to. Excellent work. I definitely look forward to more from them.
Note: There's a bonus track on the iTunes version of this album called "The Stranger." I bought it separately, because I like getting as many songs in MP3 format from the get-go as possible, so there'll be less loss of quality, since there's no need to convert the already-compressed AAC iTunes file to MP3 for use in other ecosystems besides iTunes/iPod/iPhone/i...you get the idea.
Update: Okay. So, I'm more of a visual person sometimes, just depending on the circumstances, and, as it turns out, reading the lyrics to the songs on this album as I listen to them gives the words much more impact.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw Lord Huron live in Seattle, WA and they left an indullible impression on me. The imagery they conjure with their music is beautifully captivating. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Marc E.
Love this album....I went all the way from Mn to Nola to see him in concert. Man was it worth it....Published 12 days ago by Aaron
Great album! Saw this band in Chicago and immediately fell in love with their sound. A must have!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Found the music from watching the movie, "A walk in the Woods". I'm in heaven.Published 2 months ago by MLS
simply love their atmospheric sound. both releases (strange trails is their second) are big favs of mine now.Published 2 months ago by Michael King