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4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

GoingUnder93 ,

Leila Reborn as Son of the Night

Vulnerable as ever, Ibn El Leil feels quite different from Mashrou’ Leila's previous releases in a very good way. It feels more like an international band singing in Arabic, less like a local indie band from Beirut. As an Arab, I can see that change might annoy a good portion of their Arab fanbase. However, in reality it’s only the best evolution for a band that is growing more and more international, and for very good reason.

After finally getting to see them live in their debut US performances in New York and Boston, I can attest to them embracing both their Arabic and international identities. And with every album, it seems that this identity is fleshed out more. The thoughtfulness to the lyrics is probably more thorough and considered than most of the albums released in the Arab world combined.

This level of craftsmanship to the lyrics is simply unheard of in the region. It’s as raw, poetic and quirky as any professional modern alternative/indie band would sound. The production and addition of orchestral backing are stellar. The beats are more danceable, which means we get to see Hamed dance more, and we are thankful for that.

Honestly, I can’t say enough to describe the level of ecstasy that this masterpiece brings to me. Because of this, I won’t go in depth about each song, but I will say that all of them are worth listening to and I can’t pick a favorite at this point. In the end though, I am a Leilaholic. I tried to describe this album in an objective manner, but I don’t know how much my bias gets in the way. Just do yourself a favor and get the album!

لَيْلث. ,

مشروع ليلى أنتم الأفضل!

This the best album ever, best band ever.

Yamen Mardini ,

Their Worst Album !

We've listened to Mashrou' Leila evolving from their first self titled album in alternative/indie rock.
The band something new here, it's mainly electronic/pop. I don't see the vocal blending perfectly with the synth and all.. I really hope they are going to get back to their old style on their future albums.

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