12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their full-length debut, London’s Fanfarlo deliver a gorgeous collection of orchestral baroque pop. “I’m a Pilot” opens with a beat forged from an organic ambience of recorded sounds (heavy chains dropped on wood and what sounds like boxes of books hitting the floor) before piano and bass seep in under violins, glockenspiel, and Simon Balthazar’s crooning. The uplifting drive of “Luna” makes for a universally accessible dance floor jam, and "Ghosts" is very danceable as well. “The Walls Are Coming Down” uses “matadorian” horns and plucked strings, and the pedaling “Drowning Men” is a rousing highlight. The deluxe version boasts four bonus tracks, including the lilting, effervescent “Hands” and the anthemic “Sand & Ice."

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their full-length debut, London’s Fanfarlo deliver a gorgeous collection of orchestral baroque pop. “I’m a Pilot” opens with a beat forged from an organic ambience of recorded sounds (heavy chains dropped on wood and what sounds like boxes of books hitting the floor) before piano and bass seep in under violins, glockenspiel, and Simon Balthazar’s crooning. The uplifting drive of “Luna” makes for a universally accessible dance floor jam, and "Ghosts" is very danceable as well. “The Walls Are Coming Down” uses “matadorian” horns and plucked strings, and the pedaling “Drowning Men” is a rousing highlight. The deluxe version boasts four bonus tracks, including the lilting, effervescent “Hands” and the anthemic “Sand & Ice."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

alternative psk ,

No Joke-this is the best album of 2009

I LOVE Arcade Fire and have been looking like crazy for something that can compare to the sheer genious found here. One of those albums that you need to listen to all the way through, this one does not disapoint. BUY the ENTIRE album... It is less expesive by a LOT! You save 5.49!
THIS IS AMAZING!

Reds Rider ,

Album of the Year!!! (in my opinion)

This is ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!!..even without the bonus tracks. It's worth it to get the actual cd though and then buy the bonus tracks off the deluxe version seprate. Anyways, best band i've ever heard. Not a single rubbish track on here. Check them out!

Kamesod ,

Great album.

i like to consider myself a fan of alternative but i do run into a lot of bad bands but these guys are great. this album should be better known, i rarely buy full albums but none of these songs are just "filler songs"

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