One of the best debut rock albums in several years. Their debut album "Silence Yourself" is really excellent and at times has the kind of impact something like the first Pretenders album did.
Fully formed right outta the gate, they have a lot of influences that key right into some of my favorite post-punk bands. Their musical style is kind of post-punk with influences ranging from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Bauhaus to Joy Division. I agree with some who have said the band/album is a bit too derivative of their influences and there's a fair bit of masochism in the lyrics that some listeners will find off-putting but overall, it's a refreshing, visceral album and remains one of my favorite albums of the last half-decade.
One more thing, I would probably recommend the CD over the vinyl release. Sonically, unlike many albums, the vinyl isn't a significant step up in dynamics over the CD and at least my record was pretty dirty requiring a cleaning right out of the shrink-wrap.
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- Label: Matador
- Copyright: ℗© 2013 Matador Records Limited
- Total Length: 38:38
- ASIN: B00CJLW7YA
- Customer Reviews: 160 customer ratings