11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The first two singles from Kodaline’s full-length debut—the arching piano ballad “High Hopes” and the bracing rock tune “Love Like This”—demonstrate the range of this rapidly rising Dublin rock quartet. By turns melancholy and joyful, In a Perfect World is immediately appealing due to the young band’s sophisticated suite of influences; the 11-track debut balances the earnest spirit of early U2, the arena-filling grandeur of Coldplay and the melodic craftsmanship of Oasis. But for all the familiar fragments, inspired guitar-based singles like “One Day” and “After the Fall” are delivered with enough invigorating energy to frame Kodaline as one of the year’s most distinctive rock newcomers.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The first two singles from Kodaline’s full-length debut—the arching piano ballad “High Hopes” and the bracing rock tune “Love Like This”—demonstrate the range of this rapidly rising Dublin rock quartet. By turns melancholy and joyful, In a Perfect World is immediately appealing due to the young band’s sophisticated suite of influences; the 11-track debut balances the earnest spirit of early U2, the arena-filling grandeur of Coldplay and the melodic craftsmanship of Oasis. But for all the familiar fragments, inspired guitar-based singles like “One Day” and “After the Fall” are delivered with enough invigorating energy to frame Kodaline as one of the year’s most distinctive rock newcomers.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

_oliviaa ,

CAN'T WAIT!!

All song released on the EPs are amazing, sounds like the album's amazing, too.

126 Plays and counting ,

Im addicted

This is just another set of tunes that will be added to my Kodaline collection. High hopes got me started a mere few weeks ago and I cant stop playing these songs. I now have all EPs and the album, for me, needs to be bought in old skool CD so I can take it with me on my travels. Good luck guys this album deserves to fly off the shelves.

km491 ,

WOW

This album has to be the best new album i have heard since Coldplay with Milo Xyloto. The guys voice is spectacular, every song is fantastic. `This band is going to be massive!

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