New album review – Nothing But Thieves (indie/alternative)

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nothing-but-thieves-album-cover-1437136361So Nothing But Thieves just dropped their album this morning, and I have to say, I’m impressed.

They had released a single, “Graveyard Whistling” some time ago, and every since then, I’ve been waiting to see what else this band had to offer.

The first thing that I noticed after a listen through was the attention that appeared to be paid to each track. Each song was wholly different than the other. That, to me, is a reassuring sign. Next, I liked the interspersing of emotional raw tracks between the hard-hitting ones. You get used to heavy guitar and drum loops and suddenly you’re floating on a steady current of soft acoustic bars and painful lyrics.

I love this band’s ability to create¬†resonating emotion in the listener. Each track makes you feel something different. You feel energized and pumped up and suddenly you feel broken and uneasy. The album in it’s entirety has a very independent, haunting feel.

Because the album cover itself is just as much a part of the album, let’s talk about that. The image of this shadowy horse galloping forward,¬†through what looks like fog, conjures a feeling of mystery and intrigue. It’s simple, but doesn’t give too much away.

Personally, my favourite tracks are:

If I get High

Hostage

Lover, Please Stay

Drawing Pins

Tempt You (Evocatio)

All in all, this album deserves 5 bright stars. I can’t say enough, so I’ll just leave my praise at that. Here’s a little sample for you….

-Collins

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