10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Here we go, new tempo/ Thinking of a song for the radio,” Liam Fray sings as he opens Courteeners sixth album on “Heart Attack”. It’s the first sign that the trio are exploring new sounds on More. Again. Forever., without abandoning the trademarks that have built them a huge fanbase. “Heavy Jacket” adds glam guitars, stomping piano and a siren, before the title track takes fans to the (indie) disco where Fray intones spoken vocals over funk bass. But the Manchester band, who broke through with “Not Nineteen Forever” are still singing about growing up—recalling a New Years Eve at home during “The Joy Of Missing Out” and reliving their youth on “Previous Parties.” It’s a portrait of a band maturing gracefully but losing none of their spark.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Here we go, new tempo/ Thinking of a song for the radio,” Liam Fray sings as he opens Courteeners sixth album on “Heart Attack”. It’s the first sign that the trio are exploring new sounds on More. Again. Forever., without abandoning the trademarks that have built them a huge fanbase. “Heavy Jacket” adds glam guitars, stomping piano and a siren, before the title track takes fans to the (indie) disco where Fray intones spoken vocals over funk bass. But the Manchester band, who broke through with “Not Nineteen Forever” are still singing about growing up—recalling a New Years Eve at home during “The Joy Of Missing Out” and reliving their youth on “Previous Parties.” It’s a portrait of a band maturing gracefully but losing none of their spark.

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