Album Review: Midlake - The Courage Of Others

Album Review: Midlake - The Courage Of Others

Monday 15th February, 2010 3:00PM

Midlake return with their much anticipated third album 'The Courage of Others', a solid work of consistently well crafted songs and great depths of sound.

Opening track, 'Acts of Man' sets the tone of the album revealing a voice warm enough to heat your house in winter as lead vocalist Tim Smith drives this relaxed, folk-tale style song through its ambling verses. The chorus brings in one of Midlake's main strengths, the rich multi-part harmonies which play a large part in defining their sound. Other highlights include 'The Horn' with its gritty guitar intro and weaving melody resolving itself in beautiful crescendos and 'Small Mountain' with flute winding in between overdriven guitars and an amazing chorus.

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