Although at times the tunes and excitement commonly associated with a debut album can become lost in painful pursuit of authenticity, this is a surefooted and uncompromising collection. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page.
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving. Home Clips. Released Like this? It's just a solid indie rock album throughout. Great band. Great CD. The Brits are cranking out some great albums this year! See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Bought this in June on a whim, having heard my daughter play History Book as a free itunes song.
After several weeks saying 'what is that song' I conceeded that it was worth taking a risk, and what a great decision that was. The band have a folk rock sound which many describe as similar to 'Mumford and Sons' or Fleet Foxes. This album has a heavier production with a rocky feel but the band are bringing out an acoustic version for Christmas if you prefer a lighter more folky sound.
Went to see them live yesterday at their first UK tour date and they were superb - wouldn't hesitate to go again-absolute bargain. Check out thier website. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote.
Please try again. This album was recommended to me and I have to say that it is right up my street; the musical style is a compelling mix of British folk rock and obscure abstraction, Album). The acoustic version might even be better than the original. Sadly Dry The River didn't seem to achieve the attention they deserved.
When Weights and Measures was freshly out I came across it once in some casual radio listening and got very impressed, but didn't give it a second thought and didn't even remember the band name. This year when there were ads all over the city for their second album I suddenly realised I heard "Dry the River" before. And oh, what an amazing record I almost missed, and how much more than Weights and Measures it offers!
With a distinctive high voice, intricately weaved vocal harmony and the apparent passion in pretty much all instrument parts, a debut album like this isn't something easily seen.
When a song is simply The Chamber & The Valves - Dry The River - Shallow Bed (CD, for years my mind remembers it even though I don't know. When an album is brilliant, after years it's still not late to check it out and end up feeling unable to stop listening.
The first song I heard off this album was 'No Rest' on the radio but I missed the artist name. However the lyrics 'I loved you in the best way possible' stuck in my mind for days before I googled the band and ordered this album in high anticipation. Speaking as someone who rarely pays attention to lyrics and focuses on the catchiness of the tune I can say that Dry The River do not disappoint in that respect. When it arrived however I was shocked at not only the breathtaking harmonies because that is what they are but the poetic and quite haunting lyrics.
My personal description of the band is a more upbeat version of the Fleet Foxes, so if that's the sort of music you enjoy then go for it! I gave my mum the CD to borrow and haven't had it back yet, so regardless of the age group its intended to be aimed at I would say it covers a wide range of tastes.
I can't speak for everyone but I certainly do not regret this purchase. A fantastic upcoming band and a strong first album. As a die-hard DTR fan, this album was a must have. After losing my first copy of it, I bought this a quick replacement. It was delivered quickly and packaged really well so there was no damage to the CD case at all. The songs Album) this album are as perfect as you would expect and the vocals are as brilliant as always.
The ultimate album for a DTR fan. Load more international reviews. A wonderful album - consistently uplifting.
Only sorry that they only put out two albums. This band has a unique sound, due to the lead singer's ethereal voice, brilliant vocal harmonies from other band members and incorporation of an electric violin in the instrumental mix.
The lyrical and powerful melodies coupled with spellbinding lyrics contribute to an amazing album. Some tracks just take my breath away! One of the best listenings of Few words for a impressive debut in which religious melodies and choruses are linked with a evoluted folk sound. It reminds arcade fire, anthony, neutral milk hotel, combined in a way that works very well. I recently heard one of the tracks being played on Radio 2 and couldn't get it out of my mind. So I ordered the album - best move ever, brilliant songs brilliant singing.
Would recommend you buy it. Brilliant album. Saw them live, well worth going to see. Was informed about Dry The River by a friend who saw them and checked them out online. Immediately decided to purchase the album and Ive not been disappointed. The album has peaked to number 28 on the UK Albums Chart. Shallow Bed was well received by music critics. Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the album a positive review stating, "Frontman Peter Liddle's smooth and dulcet tones - reminiscent of Brandon Flowers - are able to Album) both the anthemic stadium fillers and the delicate ballads that reside here.
The Chamber & The Valves - Dry The River - Shallow Bed (CD latter is evident on 'Bible Belt', a song dealing with alcoholic parents, where Liddle's vocal nimbly pirouettes over a soft blend of gentle acoustics and orchestral undertones. What's most exciting is Dry The River's ability to open the lid on a song and let it soar; a prime example being the entangled vocal and guitar building throughout 'No Rest', which gloriously explodes by the track's end.
This knack has the potential to deliver The Chamber & The Valves - Dry The River - Shallow Bed (CD live performances that should make them a talking point throughout and, if we're lucky, well beyond. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dry The River. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 24 July Beats Per Minute.
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