Albums of 2007 – Number 10: Klaxons


Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future

One of the most hyped bands of the year, people waited with baited breath to see just how this album would turn out – could they really live up to the expectations???

When i first heard about Klaxons, i was very sceptical – i thought ‘are they just the new Arctic Monkeys’, i.e, just another band hyped to be the next big thing…when i listened to the Arctic Monkeys first album , i wasn’t impressed, and thus, my perception of Klaxons was skewed by this view.

However, i was very pleasantly surprised when i listened to this album – the awesome opener ‘Two Recievers’ being the call-to-arms to the new futuristic, experimental noise of the Klaxons. An album packed full of potential hits, it would have been impossible for this album to be ignored by the media – it sounds unlike anything out there in the indie rock world!!! The obvious stand-out tracks are the two hit singles, ‘Golden Skans’ and ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’; the band know how to write songs that can capture the minds of the mass market – songs that get into your head and bury in deep…

There are perhaps one or two dodgy moments, the dull ‘Isle of Her’ and the try-too-hard-to-be-weird/experimental ‘Four Horsemen of 2012’, but the album is an enjoyable listen from start to finish, and is an album that cannot be ignored!!!

A very good year then for Klaxons, it will be intriguing to see what they come up with next – they are recording the follow-up now – are they going to stick with the same formula, or try something even more diverse?

Either way, ‘Myths of the Near Future’ is a good album, and well worth a listen…but it’s not been good enough to get any higher than number 10 – just showing the amazingly high quality of albums this year!!!

Number 9 is coming soon…


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