Second album from Midlands-based Peace after 2013’s In Love. Written on and influenced heavily by their extensive touring, it’s an indie rock smasher for fans of Foals, Vampire Weekend and the Maccabees. Available on double yellow/blue vinyl, single yellow vinyl or CD with additional digi-pack. So many options! On Columbia Records.
CD £13.49 88875001532
Deluxe digipak edition CD on Columbia inc. 8 bonus tracks.
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Double LP £19.49 88875001541
Yellow/ blue coloured vinyl 2LP on Columbia.
LP £17.99 88875001531
Yellow coloured vinyl LP on Columbia.
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9/10 Louis Customer review, 21st April 2015
I was a big fan of the first Peace album, which while inconsistent and flawed to an extent had some fantastic tracks. Although it did seem to occasionally descend into a mess of jangling guitars and off beat drums. The follow up has had some of these rough edges shaved off, which gives it a far bigger and polished sound. The B side starts with 'Someday' which has feels very infused with Oasis style acoustic guitars and vocals, but this is the most derivative this album gets. The music and the lyrics are fairly juxtaposed, while for the most part the music is upbeat, bouncy with a real indie-dance feel, the lyrics are melancholic, chastising the current generation and asking "Where did all the happy people go?".
Also, I'm a sucker for coloured vinyl, so love the the translucent yellow it comes on. Think I've written enough for 500 normanpoints now!
In summary Peace - Happy People, written by fairly unhappy sounding people but listening to it makes you a very happy person indeed.
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