Dark On Fire - Turin Brakes

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    Fourth album time for Turin Brakes, and practice is edging the duo closer to perfection. [Oct 2007, p.113]
  2. Guitarist partner Gale Paridjanian and backing band have upped their game accordingly, and the sound isn't far short of what you might call "epic."
  3. The full band approach seems to weigh things down so heavily you can almost see the red welts on the shoulders of its two leaders.
  4. There's a harder edge throughout their fourth album, making them sound a little like Starsailor at times, with electric guitars getting more of a look-in this time. [Oct 2007, p.106]
  5. When it comes down to it, there's a very poorly kept secret about this band that will likely determine what you think of Dark On Fire: some of these lyrics are just borderline retarded, combining rhyme-first, ask-questions-never couplets with more arson imagery than a Thursday album.
  6. 40
    Frustratingly, that search [for plaidits] and presumably producer du jour Ethan Johns--has led them into the uncomfortable territory of bombastic, charmless "October/War"-era U2. [Oct 2007, p.92]

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