The Horrors – V (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

The Horrors – V (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 54:35 minutes | 683 MB | Genre: Indie Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Caroline Distribution

With Luminous, no-one could have accused The Horrors of resting on their laurels. Each album from the Southend group takes the breath away by its self-reinvention – more than can be said for many bands. With this fourth work that came out in 2014, the Brits cooked up a record which managed to be homogeneous in spite of all the styles it lifts: from psychedelia, new wave, shoegaze, goth, krautrock and even electro. Three years later, V preserves this eclecticism, driving it onward into more poppy terrain. Because, twelve years after their birth, The Horrors are hungry! Now done with the underground’s chiaroscuro, Faris Badwan and his bandmates want to taste stadium-level fame and see the top of the charts. But where the fifth album succeeds is in its ability to play the commercial card, all the while maintaining its identity. So The Horrors are not selling their soul to the devil, but rather in refining its choruses and melodies, rounding off certain angular guitars and putting the accent on their music’s groovy potential, with the result of a record that at times evokes Bowie. People who do labels will talk about a mature album. Everyone else will just talk about a perfectly-mastered rock record.

01. Hologram
02. Press Enter To Exit
03. Machine
04. Ghost
05. Point Of No Reply
06. Weighed Down
07. Gathering
08. World Below
09. It’s a Good Life
10. Something To Remember Me

Faris Badwan – vocals
Joshua Third – guitar
Tomethy Furse – bass
Spider Webb – keyboards
Coffin Joe – drums