Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings
Jul 22, 2013They change their sound to a darker/heavier scenario. But the deep songs are still here. The album is divided with the following scheme:
Track 1: Open the album
Tracks 2-5: Pop songs (the one that could hit the radio)
Tracks 6-8: The experiments they tried. The dark/heavy songs.
Tracks 9-12: Beautiful deep songs.
Highlights: Somebody To Die For, Blind, The Rope, Help, The Crow.
Actually, all tracks are excellent, I just tried to reduce the list from 12 to 5. Buy it ASAP.… Full Review »
Apr 14, 2013I had never heard of Hurts, but after hearing their amazing remix of Lady Gaga's song, Judas, I became really interested to hear about what more they had to offer. Suffice to say, I was blown away. Hurts sound as if they've been very inspired by Depeche Mode and that is definitely a good thing. Track after track of pure synthpop/new wave bliss. The Road sounds so epic, Cupid sounds so erotic and heavily inspired by Personal Jesus, The Crow is so spiritual sounding and bonus track, Guilt, is such an emotional tear-jerker. And everything else is very good as well, with the only exceptions being Miracle and Blind, perhaps. Albums like these are proof that electronica can have soul and I'm intrigued to see what more Hurts can do in the future.… Full Review »