- Summary: Oft-compared to Joy Division, this unique British four-piece sports single-word names (Hamilton, Noble, Yan, and Wood), dons military apparel for their live shows, and tackles dark, weighty themes in their lyrics (Czech history, anyone)? 'The Decline' marks their full-length debut, drawing critical praise on both sides of the Atlantic.… Collapse
- Record Label: Sanctuary / Rough Trade
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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GNov 23, 2006A truely astounding album.
nickdJan 9, 2004See, people who say "the emporer has no clothes" should be shot for music fascism. Fantastic record, bombasic, pompous (14-minute long tracks and 41-second monk chanting, anyone?). It's not that arty, it's just great music. Now excuse me, I'm just off to murder the idiot who gave it 2.… Expand
AaronSSep 30, 2003A stunner of a debut album.
ahmoseSep 24, 2005This a great album. Great lyrics, melodies. A classic.
jasonaSep 24, 2003Excellent cd, i live in the uk so i got a chance to buy this before it came out in the states. I also saw them in concert at the Leeds festival. Great band. On stage they have stuffed owls and lots of tree branches scattered around for ambience...i guess. Anyhow, great cd, i hear a little bit of joy division and echo and the bunnymen as influences but otherwise totally originally. My wife thinks one of the tracks sounds like Bruce Springsteen! LOL, its called Remember Me. Standout tracks are The Lonely, Remember Me, Carrion, and Blackout. this is definitely a must have!!… Expand
RANDYFJan 27, 2004Not just great songs. It's a great album. My favorite since Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.
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