11 January 2010

2009: Songs of the Year - Number 6

Taking a new direction is one thing, completely reinventing yourself is another, especially after a mostly derised debut album. But that's what The Horrors did, shocking everyone by returning after two years as a very very good band. "Sea Within A Sea" was the first release from Primary Colours and was a world away from the garage-punk of Strange House; eight minutes of swirling synths, Ian Curtis-esque vocals and a whole dollop of Krautrock. In a year of complete musical turnarounds, "Sea Within A Sea" was undoubtedly the most suprising and the best.

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