Choir Of Young Believers – This Is For The White In Your Eyes

August 24, 2009

choirThis Is For The White In Your Eyes, the new album from Denmark based band Choir Of Young Believers, is one of those ambitious, grandly scaled albums of indie pop that might’ve ended up silly and overwrought in lesser hands, but instead turned out to be a moody, serious minded, sometimes even sublime collection of music The band has earned some Radiohead comparisons, though I imagine mostly for the lead vocals, which do recall Thom Yorke at times. Musically, however, they have more of a folk foundation, upon which they layer orchestral pop, soul and rock. Their musical influences certainly shine through, but it’s the execution of the music that’s the real draw here. It’s consistently, almost hypnotically good, with many of the tracks flowing into each other. Certainly recommended for indie pop fans, but for everyone, really. Standout cuts: “Hollow Tree,” “Next Summer,” “Action/Reaction” and “Claustrophobia.”


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