Album of the Week

Villagers: {Awayland} (Domino).

6th January, 2013
Villagers: have made a brilliant second album.

Villagers: {Awayland} (Domino)

A certain Danish beer company doesn't do second albums, but if they did, they might turn out as well as {Awayland}. The grand sounding term 'sophomore slump' is often used to describe a second album that performs badly or fails to meet lofty expectations, especially following a hyped-to-the-heavens debut. Planet pop is littered with examples, but Villagers have deftly avoided that fate.

Repeated listens to {Awayland} confirm that it's a bold step...

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