Album review: Album review: Delphic, Collections (Polydor)
Sunday 27 January 2013
Well, here's a let-down. After the almost mind-blowing magnificence of their synthpop debut album Acolyte, the Stockport band appear to have suffered a catastrophic loss of nerve.
Three years later, even in the Midas hands of DFA's Tim Goldsworthy, they're sounding like just another rock band with a bit of synth thrown in. "Tears Before Bedtime" is the one moment you sit up and take notice. That aside, Collections constitutes a fairly sharp decline.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 3 George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
- 4 Headaches, fry ups, and hair of the dog - why do we get hangovers, and is there such thing as a 'cure'?
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
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