+ ￥350 配送料
+ ￥350 配送料
+ ￥350 配送料
Arc: Deluxe Edition インポート
Arc is the second album from British indie band Everything Everything. The band formed in late 2007, originate from Tynedale, Kent and Guernsey, and reside in Manchester. Both singer/guitarist Jonathan Higgs and bassist Jeremy Pritchard have degrees in Popular Music which they obtained while studying at Salford University. Higgs and Pritchard met at University and decided to form a band once their degree had finished The band rose to fame when they were revealed as part of the BBC's Sound of 2010 poll on 7 December 2009. The band released their debut album, Man Alive, produced by David Kosten and released through Geffen Records on 30 August 2010; the album debuted at number 17 in the United Kingdom.
1. Cough Cough
3. Torso Of The Week
13. Don't Try
2. No Plan
I am not disappointed. It's a fine album, which in parts kind of reminds me of some old Peter Gabriel stuff, amongst a few other things. The music largely defies comparison though as there are so many influences mixed in here as to make it hard to pin down. There are some real stand out tunes, namely the three songs which have been selected for release as singles. This is an album I have played many times.
I will say this though, I bought 'Man Alive' on the strength of many reviews of this album, expecting a raw, hit and miss affair but though I like Arc, Man Alive is in a different league and one of the best rock albums of the last ten years IMHO. I cannot fathom why anybody could think that Arc is an improvement on that. I hope that when EE come to release their third album it more closely follows the production values and variety of their first release.
Arc is, though, still a decent album. Four stars
I'm being mean and tough by only giving 'Arc' four stars - it really is an excellent album, but its only because I believe they are yet to hit their stride completely and I'm sure even greater things are still to come...
This band are fantastic live as well. Recent Cambridge Junction gig was simply amazing! Do not let this band pass you by!
Everything Everything have built on their initial work here, and I suspect (and hope) that they have what it takes to keep us intrigued for the long-term. They are clearly not short of ideas, and their understanding of hooks, melodies, and pop song dynamics suggest a healthy future.