Mirage Rock was the fourth album by Americana dreamers Band of Horses. The album is more raw than their previous efforts and somewhat haphazard leading to the album being seeing perhaps not with the adoration of previous works. Still, it contains more of their lucid updating of 1970s rock and as always the seemingly elasticated voice of Ben Bridwell.
Vinyl LP £22.99 88725456331
LP on Columbia.
7/10 Jack 22nd May 2016
I'll confess I'm not a die-hard fan, but I have enjoyed everything this band has released, and I don't hear this as being some great departure or step backwards. These guys aren't reinventing the wheel. But they write great 70's 'Cali' type folky inspired tunes. Great melodies, beautiful vocals, and a really solid band. I guess my expectations are different, but I'm loving this, it's simple, nice, fun songs. Granted not every track is a winner - "Heartbreak on the 101" has me scratching my head and punching the skip button.
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