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Monday, September 22, 2014

Everything All the Time by Band of Horses

A band of horses would be rubbish, as their hooves would preclude any kind of subtlety on anything apart from percussive instruments, Despite the fact the humansin Band Of Horses are sometimes hamstrung by the same lack of subtlety, they ultimately make a rather lovely music: all widescreen swell and swoop and sweet, pained harmonies, with a Flaming Lips style skewed pop undertow. The standouts are ‘The Great Salt Lake’, a clattering, unshaven epic shot through with Brian Wilson levels of longing, and ‘Monsters’, a delightful, warm rocking chair lullaby, with the likes of the staccato rhythmed, reverb heavy ‘Our Swords’ and the tender show closer ‘St Augustine’ also high on the lovely side. Definitely not a load of old pony.

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