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
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Mdk820 ,

Good as always

I love the new additional beats to it. But i worry that this more pop vibe will lead to them losing their originality in their music

narekloryan ,

You guys are the best

each song is full of meaning ...

JessieAnne62 ,

YES!!!!

I’m so excited for this album. I love you guys. Everything you release makes me feel things so deeply and touches every experience I’ve ever had in my life. Thank you for sharing your amazing gifts and talents with the world and making us feel. ❤️🙌🏼

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