Do you like rock music? Well, you will like British Sea Power. For those not familiar with British Sea Power, they are similar to Arcade Fire. Don’t mistake British Sea Power as an Arcade Fire knock off. The group’s third album is redefining what a traditional rock album is. The sweeping sounds of guitars, drums, violins and organs infuse each track creating a dramatic landscape.
The track “Lights Out For Darker Skies” expands and contracts in it’s six and half minutes. The line “And we fall like sparks from a muzzle” is repeated several times in this almost epic poem. Speaking about the confusion and abandonment in relationship, the two standout lyrics for me were “When something’s wrong, you know it’s just not right” and “Stop acting like you’re my best friend, when you don’t why and you don’t know how it ends”.
“Atom” makes a very astute observation with the line “I’ll be the first to admit this is a bright but haunted age.”
The album goes from loud to quiet back to loud, with elements of chanting thrown in. The themes of the songs range from evil, death and the apocalypse. After listening to this album you will love rock music and British Sea Power.