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La Dispute - 'Rooms Of The House'

The Michigan post-hardcore band serve up a concept album about the collapse of a co-habiting couple

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  • Release Date 17 Mar, 2014
  • Record Label Big Scary Monsters
8 / 10
Over two albums, Michigan post-hardcore band La Dispute have established themselves as a solid act but 'Rooms Of The House', a concept album detailing the collapse of a co-habiting couple, sees the band properly impress. Powerfully tying together disparate influences and big themes, their workmanlike guitars and burly rhythm section are a solid foundation for frontman Jordan Dreyer’s dense lyrics, both sung and spoken. "I promised we’d rearrange things to fix the mess I’d made here, But I guess in the end we just moved furniture around" he sings on 'For Mayor In Splitsville', nailing the shattered spirit which lies at the centre of this album's broken heart. A harmonious hardcore Dispute.

David Renshaw

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