by The Lathums
- Record Label: Island
- Release Date: Sep 24, 2021
- Summary: The debut full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by James Skelly and Chris Taylor.
- Record Label: Island
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 4 out of 6
Mixed: 2 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Sep 24, 2021With Johnny Marr-Esque riffs, life-affirming lyrics that have a sincerity, depth, and wisdom beyond their years, the Lathums are cementing themselves as one of the UK’s top bands.
Sep 24, 2021While The Lathums may crib from their working class heroes, they don’t solely rely on them.
Sep 30, 2021How Beautiful Life Can Be is not a particularly great or even good album, but there is something in its bright tone and positive messaging that feels undeniably nurturing, especially in the climate of late 2021.
Oct 7, 2021Half of the album’s 12 tracks are under three minutes, leaving no time to get bored, and there’s little to dislike.
Sep 24, 2021Its retro sensibility and guileless tone means How Beautiful Life Can Be is the guitar music equivalent of comfort food: undemanding, slightly stupefying, but immensely cheering all the same.
Sep 24, 2021This appealing set of 12 short, sweet, heartfelt songs rattles along with gorgeous vocals, silvery guitar lines and perky bass and drum rhythms, stirring a jaunty singalong spirit of friends on a mission. But if the Lathums truly aspire to be the indie voice of a new generation, they are going to have to sharpen their quills or invest in a rhyming dictionary.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Aug 13, 2022Majestic!!! Intelligent and charming, very tasteful. I hope these guys keep it up, they could be huge!
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