London Grammar - Truth Is a Beautiful Thing (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 452 MB | 01:19:13
Indie Pop, Electronic, Female Vocalists | Label: Ministry of Sound Recordings
Both choices have seen many suffer from the dreaded ‘second album syndrome’, succumbing to either misguided reinventions or the law of diminishing returns. With Truth is a Beautiful Thing, the follow-up to 2013s If You Wait, London Grammar have done neither of those things. The accent is on evolution, not revolution, retaining the grace of their debut and adding subtle new colours to their palette in the process. If the involvement of heavyweight producers Greg Kurstin, Jon Hopkins and Paul Epworth prompted thoughts that their second record would have the kitchen sink thrown into the production mix, such concerns are allayed with the opening “Rooting For You”. Released on New Year’s Eve, its solemnity was a fitting closure to the annus horribilis of 2016 and eased 2017 in with a semblance of optimism.