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Format: gatefold LP
Cat: MOSHILP 38
Released: 27 Jan 11
Genre: Disco/Nu-Disco
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Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Painted Eyes"
2. "My House"
3. "Answers Come In Dreams"
4. "Leonora"
5. "Boy Blue"
Side 2
1. "Blue Songs"
2. "Falling"
3. "I Can't Wait"
4. "Step Up"
5. "Visitor"
6. "It's Alright"
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Review

Oh, but of course, the difficult second album. Hercules & Love Affair make short shrift of the music hack's go-to line with this impressive follow up to 2008's eponymous debut. Shorn of original H&LA affair members Antony Hegarty and Tim Goldsworthy, it's a markedly different album for Andy Butler's project. Lead single "My House" perhaps is a sonic and literal hint that Butler is intent on exploring rawer house sounds, something that is most obviously evident on his new label Mr International. Hercules & Love Affair, however, continues to have an overwhelming disco element, with the "Answers Come In Dreams" sounding like a sonic love letter to Grace Jones. "Blue Songs" opens up the second side of the gatefold vinyl and provides a blissful downbeat moment replete with contemplative wood winds and chimes, while the synth heavy "Step Up", featuring Kele from Bloc Party, proves to be one of the album's high points.

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