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The dos and don'ts of second albums

DO find some new influences. The Horrors' debut 'Strange House' had a scrappy charm, but it was too in thrall to obscure garage rock bands. For their second album the band eased up on the goth stuff, and embraced shoegaze and krautrock (listen to a Quietus playlist of influences here. It made for a hypnotic, expansive-sounding record.

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