- Summary: The London-based band follow their singles collection ('Suburban Light') with this, their first true studio LP, which continues their hazy, 60s-influenced sound developed in those earlier songs.
- Record Label: Merge
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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Every so often a record pops up that seems to exist in some alien world, unscathed by hipster fads and driven forward only by its own gorgeous mindset. With 'The Violet Hour', The Clientele have made a beautifully haunting album of music to take drugs to make music to take drugs to.
Alternative PressThey're so busy crafting the perfect pop song... that they've made a uniformly dull album. [Sep 2003, p.102]
otonielMay 16, 2005This is the perfect dream pop album to make love to.
marcuslJan 4, 2004Simply an excellent work... These guys have produced a beautiful album - evocative, melodic, powerful... Wish there were more bands with such talent.
DarrylDMay 5, 2005The lusty gloom is not even alieviated by the elegance of diction.
RyanSep 24, 2003The record is brilliant - What's not to like about an easy listening record with edge? I say it's been too long since mellow indie The record is brilliant - What's not to like about an easy listening record with edge? I say it's been too long since mellow indie has had a break from Nick Drake covers… Expand
spezmcdMar 4, 2004Great, summer music
JacquesDerridaJun 1, 2005A virtually perfect mood album. The hazy vocals and languid guitar combine for a sound that, while not overly inventive, is distinct in its A virtually perfect mood album. The hazy vocals and languid guitar combine for a sound that, while not overly inventive, is distinct in its own right. Think Belle and Sebastian with more distortion. Can't wait for their next offering.… Expand
samuelrAug 23, 2005Too caught up in creating a general sound than decent sounding songs
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