Album Of The Year Countdown: Number 6
Touché Amoré's second album ‘Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me’ was a stunner.
Welcome to the most exhausting album of 2011.
Each two-minute burst of feral emotion demolished comfort and threw us straight to the centre of vocalist Jeremy Bolm’s cathartic storm; weather-damaged, soaked and worn, we’re abruptly jettisoned at the end of each song for a moment of respite before the next tune dragged us back under.
Some bands take a lifetime to convey a fraction of what Touché Amoré packed into 22 minutes of wrought and raw musical dialogue. Astonishing.
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