Who Should Buy This: Alternative and electronic music fans. All of them.
Album: Every Open Eye
Genre: alternative, electronic, pop
Music Rating: 9/10
Lyrics Rating: 9/10
Sounds Like: Lights, The Naked and Famous, Paramore
Best thing About this Album: The artistic completeness in every sense of this album.
One thing I wish was different: There is a lot more to be explored with this band (in both range and depth), but one cannot reasonably say anything was truly missing from this album.
Favorites: Keep You On My Side, Make Them Gold, Clearest Blue, Empty Threat
This is a playlist of all of the songs from the album that will automatically play through the whole album. To skip to a particular song, click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
This album is about as close as you can get to absolute flawlessness in alternative electronic beauty. Everything about this album is perfectly artistic and feels wholly organic — which is a feat considering the heavily synthetic and electronic sound influence that delivers such heart. One of the greatest strengths of this album is the masterful writing that accomplishes astronomical levels of expressionism without being anchored down by cumbersome specificity of any one scenario. It immediately binds itself to you and forms itself into whatever shape that will fill your heart and soul most seamlessly. Here are some of my favorite lines from each track to get you started on the album!
“I am braced for words that never come, but I choose to decide that I don’t regret it.” — Never Ending Circles
“I know you’ll never fold, but I believe nothing that I’m told.” — Leave a Trace
“Everyone sees but only I know.” — Keep You On My Side
“We will take the best parts of ourselves and make them gold.” — Make Them Gold
“Just another time I’m caught inside every open eye.” — Clearest Blue
“If I could see you now, if you could listen, every fault would fade into the distance.” — High Enough To Carry You Over
“Draw a line in the sand like there’s nothing to regret and nothing to prove.” — Empty Threat
“I believe and tell myself to think forwards.” — Down Side of Me
“I will take it all in one breath and hold it down.” — Playing Dead
“Bury it and rise above.” — Bury It
“We wait for the afterglow to cover the blind side.” — Afterglow
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting Chvrches by purchasing the album from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.