South – You Are Here

May 21, 2008

One of my favorite releases of the past decade was UK based band South’s 2002’s debut, From Here On In, a potent mix of moody electronica and folk rock. Their follow up, 2003’s With The Tides, which moved their sound in a more rock-oriented and ornate Britpop direction, was something of a disappointment, though. With their new album, You Are Here, South successfully strikes a sort of middle ground between those two sounds, resulting in an immensely satisfying set of songs, highlighted by “Wasted,” current single “Better Things,” “The Pain and “Every Light Has Blown.” It’s the right mix of electronica, folk, pop and hard edged rock, and puts them back on track again.

http://www.myspace.com/southofficial

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