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Album Review: The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

Monday 14th, January 2019 / 08:00
By Robann Kerr

The Twilight SadIt Won/t Be Like This All The Time
Rock Action Records

In 2016, the Cure’s Robert Smith named the Twilight Sad as one of his favourite bands. He personally picked them to support the Cure on all their recent world tour dates, and there’s no question as to why. The Twilight Sad write some of the most compelling, dark and depressing music out there. Their name describes their sound perfectly.

It Won/t Be Like This All The Time is the Twilight Sad’s fifth studio album and their first release with Mogwai’s Rock Action Records. It’s without a doubt their strongest and most cohesive project to date.

One of the standout tracks, “The Arbor,” is a particularly haunting post-punk offering that features wailing, ghostly synths that sound like the chatter of spirits in a cemetery. On this album the band also delivers their signature wall of sound on tracks like “Auge Maschine.” It opens with a swirling, intoxicating layer of hazy glide guitar that fluctuates in and out of pitch. By blending together the strong suits of all their previous work, the Twilight Sad come through with an absolutely fantastic record that offers something familiar yet very refreshing.

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