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CD REVIEW YOUR FAVOURITE ENEMIES BETWEEN ILLNESS AND MIGRATION

YOUR FAVOURITE ENEMIES

BETWEEN ILLNESS AND MIGRATION

2013

 

 

HIT PLAY AND CLOSE YOUR EYES

 

 

This is an interesting and complex album. Thankfully if you have already heard it then it also kicks ass. Your Favorite Enemies take a rather interesting route to delivering something refreshingly different in today’s scene: there are smatterings of eighties alternative British Rock and a huge scoop of 90’s shoe-gazery atop solid seventies experimental rock ethos. I like it.

 


YFE sound like a band that both understands and appreciates both bands like ‘The Velvet Underground’ and ‘The Doors’ as well as they do ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ and ‘Stabbing Westward’.

 


If you want to know what it’s all about then ‘Empire of Sorrows’ really says it all it’s an epic song that really captures the feel and dynamics of the whole album, which makes great use of spoken word and atmospheric chord-changes. ‘Anyone’ is just as good if not even more soul-searching with light and darkness locked in a battle throughout.

 


This really is an album you must listen to rather than a pick and mix of tracks so I’m not going to pick out any highlights as such just urge you to hit play and close your eyes.   

 

 

Leslii Phillips

 

CD REVIEW YOUR FAVOURITE ENEMIES BETWEEN ILLNESS AND MIGRATION 2013