12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On “Raging”, their 2016 collaboration with Norwegian DJ/producer Kygo, Kodaline traced a line of kinship between their impassioned arena rock and the stirring swells, peaks and drops of dance music. That connection gets stronger on Politics of Living, an album that surrounds big choruses with digital rhythms, glimmering piano riffs and synths. These sonic experiments have invigorated the Irish quartet without sacrificing their emotional power: They conjure irresistible optimism on “Head Held High”, pay tribute to a teenage fan who passed away after their 2016 gig at Dublin’s Marlay Park (“Angel”), and consider joy and sorrow through the bottom of a pint glass on “Temple Bar”.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On “Raging”, their 2016 collaboration with Norwegian DJ/producer Kygo, Kodaline traced a line of kinship between their impassioned arena rock and the stirring swells, peaks and drops of dance music. That connection gets stronger on Politics of Living, an album that surrounds big choruses with digital rhythms, glimmering piano riffs and synths. These sonic experiments have invigorated the Irish quartet without sacrificing their emotional power: They conjure irresistible optimism on “Head Held High”, pay tribute to a teenage fan who passed away after their 2016 gig at Dublin’s Marlay Park (“Angel”), and consider joy and sorrow through the bottom of a pint glass on “Temple Bar”.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Lewissmith974 ,

Lewis Smith

Absolutely superb album. Such a diverse range of songs and something for everyone. They never disappoint.

alfrancis2 ,

Poor change of direction

Some decent songs spoiled by over-production and chasing hit singles. Sounds more like an over produced album by The Script. Lost their original sound.

Nor Heavin ,

Scutter

Talented band , vocal , the lyrics are play school ,, hide n seek rhyme with me la la la . Boring , zero imagination, ye need to listen to ADAM DURAZ , for inspiration, A TRUE SONGWRITER STORYTELLING FRONT MAN , Best of luck ✌️🎸

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