Indie rock is too often subdued, a repressed progression of the same old familiar unusual instruments, distinctive croaks and lyrics, refreshed versions of the same thing. It's so rare to hear anything that truly startles a listener into full attention, eyes wide in delighted surprise, a pulsing vitality and variety in a melody, a voice. But UK indie rock group Wild Beasts's sophomore album, Two Dancers
does just that. In majestic metallics and moments of unexpected tenderness, in arcs of falsetto over fluid instruments that linger, Wild Beasts have created a record worthwhile not just of a momentary note, but one that might well last, to be cherished from start to finish.
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