Perfect review of an album I’m actually listening to right now, instead of doing what I’m supposed to be doing which is watching Soprano’s, still this is a worthy distraction. 🙂
After Hurts set off the bomb of mass destruction with their debut album ‘Happiness’, which turned the Manchester duo into world music sensation, the extra challenge of a sophomore record lured on the horizon. Not only sophomore records are infamous for their hit or miss nature, but also surpassing the excellence of ‘Happiness’ could prove a not so easy task to do. However, bands that can unashamedly be called brilliant, are capable of sorting out even this sort of riddle. Hurts’ answer to all the questions and doubts came in the form of ‘Exile’ – a new step further for the band in their already remarkable career. ‘Exile’ has it all: the novelty of matured Hurts, their signature aristocratic grandeur and a special gleam that makes the album attractive and very special.
When Hurts offered a taste of things to come from ‘Exile’ – released one after another ‘The Road’…
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