Monstrously successful debut LP from alt-popsters London Grammar here. With its blend of tender balladry, gentle synth-pop tones and a few huge choruses, ‘If You Wait’ hits that sweet spot between The xx, Florence & The Machine and Clean Bandit. With a placing at number 2 on the UK album chart, he album was also popular enough to propel London Grammar into the same indie big leagues as the aforementioned acts.
Vinyl Double LP £22.99 MADART1LP
Gatefold 2LP on Metal & Dust.
CD £7.49 MADART1
CD on Metal & Dust.
CD £13.49 MADART1LTD
Deluxe ltd 2CD edition on Metal & Dust.
9/10 Amy 19th January 2016
Received the record in a week from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands, very good. The sound of the record on my record player is amazing. But I was a little bit in a shock because her voice on the record is not what I have heard before, it is much more heavier almost like a man. I'm a little bit confused if this is right. Does anyone have the same experience? (Are you playing it at the wrong speed? We've had a few people say this as the record is pressed at 45rpm - Clint).
9/10 Arnaud 20th March 2014
Thanks ! Good record and good service. Fast shipping and good communication. Highly recommended.
9/10 bender 10th March 2014
Love this album! What I feel when I listen to this is so special, so under the skin, I do not have the words to describe it. But it's goooooood. Complexity and simplicity, and her voice, a treasure.
9/10 Michael Jones 14th February 2014
Already owning a digital copy of the 'If You Wait' album, I was merely looking to add a physical copy to my LP collection. However the digital copy just didn't do this album justice as the sounds of Dot Major seemed so melodic as I started listening. Hannah Reid's vocals go a level above, as her soft sharp voice cuts over the ambient trip hop backbeat.
As the record moves from a strong opening to brilliance as we get to 'Wasting My Young Years' before reaching the well known 'Strong'. However the true masterpiece of this album has to be Metal and Dust, with a more upbeat tempo set out by Major and Rothman as the song builds up with Reid's vocals staying slow and keeping your attention. All in all this song sounds flawless.
This is a must have LP, especially if you are a fan of trip hop or electro indie.
3/10 Jonno 19th December 2013
I'm getting very tired of the 'girl next door singing the white blues with loads of reverb' type thing couched in layers of breathy and flimsy soulless melancholy. There's quite a lot of this annoying and insipid 'Birdy' - lite around at the moment. Still the punters seem to lap it up so what do I know? Well I do know that it bores me to tears. I can just hear the Disclosure remix/collab now....oh wait.....
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