9 Songs, 41 Minutes


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5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

mysticbear ,

A true artist

Louise Burns just keeps getting better with every release. I liked "The Midnight Mass" so much, I was skeptical that this album could top it, but it does. The alternative 80s influences remain tastefully interwoven throughout -- basslines, synths, and lead guitar at times recall everything from The Cure to Cocteau Twins -- but ultimately it's Burns' lovely, pitch-perfect voice and breezy melodies/harmonies that seal the deal. Also, the production sparkles (reminds me a lot of another 80s inspired favourite, Dum Dum Girls "Too True".) Granted, no one song here tops "Emerald Shatter" for instant likeability (though several, including the killer single "Storms", come close) but taken as a whole, this collection of songs is brighter, stronger, and more consistent than anything she's recorded prior...and that's saying something. Congrats, Louise, on a wonderful accomplishment!

OzzieGrew ,

A Work Of Art

As a fan, it's a incredibly special moment to witness an artist in full force; becoming themselves through their craft. On "Young Mopes", Lousie Burns dispays a craftswoman flexing her songwriting muscles and unleashing all the troubadourian tools in her extensive arsenal of melody making weaponery. Interesting, deep, thoughful, dynamic and engaging from start to finish, with "Who's The Madman", "Strange Weather", "Pharaoh", "Storms" and "Young Mopes" all glistening above a track list of 9 songs head and shoulders above her contemporaries. Louise deserves all the credit she gets, and more. "Young Mopes" is a work of art. Congrats, Louise.

Best Album of the Year So Far ,

Best Album of the Year So Far

This came out of nowhere and just became the best of album of the year so far!!!

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