A horrible hack

Broken Records

Until The Earth Begins To Part

Year Released: 2009
Format: CD
Label: 4AD
 
Reviewed by Ben Haynes on Jul 12, 2009
Genuinely terrible and, at times, unbearable long, long, long player from this Edinburgh septet who have apparently been touted as ‘the Scottish Arcade Fire’ but sound more like Snow Patrol with horns and violins. Outrageously over-the-top, ambitious and ultimately crowded with layer upon layer of guitar, trumpet, piano, cello and seemingly whatever else they could find, ‘Until The Earth Begins To Part’ is a completely horrible and utterly exhausting orchestral arena rock record. With a singer that sounds like a Braveheart Bono, this should be sought out only by hardened fans of Keane and Coldplay et al.

Truly vomit-inducing, insipid music and exceptionally poor form for 4AD.

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