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Post War Years - 'Galapagos'

Post War Years have undergone an evolution of their own for this their second album

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  • Release Date 11 Mar, 2013
  • Record Label Chess Club/RCA Victor
4 / 10
The Galapagos islands are where Charles Darwin found evidence for his theory of evolution. It’s apt, because London (via Leamington Spa) four-piece Post War Years have undergone an evolution of their own for this second album, adding a far stronger dance music element to their synth-heavy, Foals-like pop – a shift most notable on the crashing New Order-isms of ‘The Bell’ and the LCD Soundsystem-like ‘Glass House’. But some things remain in their primordial state: the band are still unable to focus their pomp and bluster into anything resembling a memorable tune, or a song that makes you feel anything at all. It’s all nicely polished, but there’s nothing underneath.

Dan Stubbs

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