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May 10, 2013While still not on the level of their transcendent debut, Everything Goes Numb, The Hands That Thieve is another excellent addition to their repertoire; fantastic horn arrangements, inspirational lyrics, lots of whoa-oh's and everything you've come to love from Streetlight is here. The only problem I have is that the production is not as clear as SITB or EGN, and the songs here have less thematic diversity than their previous albums, but nonetheless, there isn't a single weak song here.… Expand
Jun 19, 2013It is streetlights manifesto, but you can clearly feel a lot stronger feelings than in the previous records (most due to the conflicts with the label), much more passionate and a more sophisticated sound, in my opinion the bands masterpiece only beaten by the acoustic version by Toh Kay which was canceled.
Oct 19, 2013An album about the human experience. In a beautiful culmination of both sound and lyrics Streetlight Manifesto has painted an image that can only be described as human. Songs charged with the struggles and emotions of most of our lives. Rather than singing of shallow fantasies and ill fitted relationships Toh Kay sings about what most of us can relate to; like the struggle of deciding to leave the nest and make a break for all your hopes and dreams or to stay with what is safe and secure with a life of simple pleasures such as family. Truly beautiful. It is a shame music like this isn't more popular.… Expand