The Twilight Sad - Forget The Night Ahead
The Twilight Sad have been busy boys of late, touring with Idlewild, The Smashing Pumpkins, Snow Patrol and Beirut to name just a few. And their music is starting to grow with them - this new offering is more rounded and richer sounding than their previous albums, with more experimental depth too.
'Forget The Night Ahead', to me, sounds like a hybrid of all the best bits of The Editors and The Smiths, the same beautiful, slightly shreiky guitar riffs and even some of the vocal vibrato Morrissey made famous. It still keeps a fresh note about it though; the lyrics are complete and sung with an infectious Scottish twang - so infectious, in fact, that you might just catch yourself singing along in the shower with a Glaswegian accent.
The music itself is moody and atmospheric, with plenty of nice beats and undercurrents of noise that make you really listen. It's crafted perfectly as always, with the layers and layers of sound we've come to associate with The Twilight Sad, and there's only one thing missing here really, and that's a point of difference. I think they could have done a bit more with the creative talent they have at their disposal.
But then again, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. It's still a great listen, with moments of stark beauty and rage and love cascading through the sounds, one after another...
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