Ok, I know it's not out 'til next month but I couldn't resist my mate's copy. To be fair, the iTunes version has an extra track called 'Get What You Want' which sounds superb so I'll definitely be purchasing it.
What can I say, it's really good. I wasn't that impressed on the first couple of listens - it seemed pretty forgettable and there was anything quite as catchy as 'Five Seconds'. The thing is, I've found myself putting it on repeatedly and it's growing on me with every listen.
It's got a BIG sound which sets it apart from 'Forget' but the songs on here are fantastic. Take track two - 'You Can Call Me On' - the growling 80s guitar with touches of synth make it seem like it feature in the soundtrack to 'Top Gun'. The chorus get me shouting along every time.
Then you've got 'Run My Heart' which is pure joy too. This one is more mellow but it's saturated with the kind of romance which wouldn't be out of place in any movie where the guy realises he's fucked up with the girl you just know he's going to have to win back. Cinematic music is an understatement here. I love the way it fades out with the piano solo for dramatic effect.
The there's the cathartic 'Beg For The Night' which builds towards a brilliant ending. The chorus just smashes in on this one, every time and the throbbing guitar is ace.
It probably says a lot about me that three of my albums of the year are heavily indebted to 80s music ('Kill for Love' and 'Something' by Chairlift are in there too) but seriously, this is a really good album.
Seriously, I'm interested to know what DiS gives this because it's clearly an 8/10 album at least - in my opinion.