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Apr 20, 2012Valhalla Dancehall sees BSP adding a ladle of shoegaze to their recipe. Unfortunately, the more formless moments on this LP are interchangeable and undistinguished. The more restrained, melody infused tunes shows that the band still know how to turn out a good riff, but they're mostly in short supply here. The weakest British Sea Power offering to date.
Jan 16, 2011"Valhalla Dancehall" should finally give them the recognition they really deserve. They are in the same league with Arcade Fire but unfortunately BSP remain one of the most underrated bands of the last 10 years!Everyone should go to their party and enjoy the magic "Valhalla Dancehall" brings.Loving them is so easy...
Jan 19, 2011In a nutshell, this album is their finest to date. Better than their Mercury-nominated 'Do You Like Rock Music'. Better than 'The Decline of British Sea Power.' Yes, it really is that good. If you have ever enjoyed a BSP gig, or a BSP song, you simply must own this album. It is their meisterwerk.
Jan 21, 2011Fantastic album from a wonderful band. Several reviews are not represented by Metacritic so I've listed some extra ones below. This album is a stonker! "Divine... Time to laud British Sea Power for attaining greatness strictly
on their own terms." **** Q magazine. "Devastatingly beautiful... a thickening and diversification of the band's
sound." **** The Sunday Times. "Big and clever... Their well of tuneful passion appears bottomless." The
Word. "Heart-hammering exuberance, mighty waves of sound and crashing
crescendos." **** The Daily Mirror. "An idiosyncratic state-of-nation address... incandescent." **** The
Financial Times. "BSP look to the past not to in weak nostalgia, but to spur a dispirited
present. Brawling... brainy... invigorating." The Independent. "Glorious unpredictability taken to new stratosphere-spanning extremes... A
triumph." **** The Fly. "Captivating contrasts between the dreamy, the raucous and the vividly
weird." **** The Metro of London town. "The album's strongest moments are the sound of a band reaching a creative
zenith, a decade's worth of internal and external exploration writ large.
Valhalla Dancefloor confirms British Sea Power's status as cast-iron
national treasures." The Quietus website.… Expand