Saturday, January 2, 2010
Midlake - The C0urage of 0thers
Long awaited follow up from the great "The Trials of Van Occupanther". I had read articles about this release, and the band made a decision not to make another Van Occupanther, they said they starting listening to a lot of British Folk and it shows in this album. While the songs on this album aren't very much like "Roscoe", they are beautifully textured and layered. Thick like honey and relaxing as a massage. After a couple of listens its clear that after the vocals the drums are what drives the songs. This band continues to surprise me, and is becoming one of my favorites out there. My favorite songs are "Fortune", "Acts Of Man", and "Small Mountain". Here.