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Arm's Way

by Islands

Arm's Way by Islands

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Arm's Way

by Islands

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Label: Anti/Epitaph
How do you go from Beach Boys pop to calypso to Queen to dance punk to Mars Volta to orchestral rock ... in one album? Strike that -- in one song? Listen to Arm's Way and you'll get a good idea. In a similar vein as their Montreal amis Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade, Islands create a bedlam of playful arrangements rolled up in a tidy package. Flourishing with cascades of hooks, classical strings, bluesy buildups and theatrical harmonies, the approach may be eccentric but the flow is silky smooth. Forget which track is what; this is an album to experience in its entirety.

About This Album

How do you go from Beach Boys pop to calypso to Queen to dance punk to Mars Volta to orchestral rock ... in one album? Strike that -- in one song? Listen to Arm's Way and you'll get a good idea. In a similar vein as their Montreal amis Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade, Islands create a bedlam of playful arrangements rolled up in a tidy package. Flourishing with cascades of hooks, classical strings, bluesy buildups and theatrical harmonies, the approach may be eccentric but the flow is silky smooth. Forget which track is what; this is an album to experience in its entirety.

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About This Album

How do you go from Beach Boys pop to calypso to Queen to dance punk to Mars Volta to orchestral rock ... in one album? Strike that -- in one song? Listen to Arm's Way and you'll get a good idea. In a similar vein as their Montreal amis Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade, Islands create a bedlam of playful arrangements rolled up in a tidy package. Flourishing with cascades of hooks, classical strings, bluesy buildups and theatrical harmonies, the approach may be eccentric but the flow is silky smooth. Forget which track is what; this is an album to experience in its entirety.