Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Anybody Ever Seen A Heart? Anybody Got A Point Of View? Would Anybody Care To Leave A Card? I Really Don't Mind Who I Love.

Let's get one thing straight. This is not your older brother's House Of Love. Well, not really anyway. On 2005's release Days Run Away, Britain's The House Of Love sound more like a mash up between Cracker and Ride over anything else. While their signature sound of shiny ringing guitars and pseudo-psychedelic melodies remain; gone are the bursts of noise and veering guitar lines of past gems like Christine and Shine off of their debut album. Opting to utilize a more rustic approach on a handful of tracks, THOL have partly managed to make themselves relevant for new fans as well as old. And this was no easy task, having spent the better part of the last decade out of public view and off of listener's stereos. All in all, a decent return to the incendiary sound of their Creation Records years and the chemistry that ignited their first two albums. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

The House Of Love: Love You Too Much

The House Of Love: Gotta Be That Way

The House Of Love: Kinda Love

The House Of Love: Money And Time


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