First Listen Review: Savages – Adore Life

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The Good: Savages return with a vengeance. Adore Life, the follow up to their debut album, Silence Yourself, is just as intense and biting as its predecessor. Savages create a bunch of noise and then cut through that noise with Gemma Thompson’s cutting guitar riffs and Jehnny Beth’s fraught vocals. It is a collection of love songs that somehow maintains the Joy Division cool that made the band so interesting in the first place.

The Bad: The album only works because the energy and performance that Savages put into every song make up for the average songwriting. Also, the recording process seems to have stripped some of the life from these songs compared to the live versions (though I’ve never seen them and am basing that completely off of videos).

The Verdict: Adore Life maintains Savages position as the post punk revival’s next great band.

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