2:54 (LP)


2:54

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Amoeba Review

Brad Schelden, Hollywood 12/07/2012

I really thought these ladies would become crazy popular this year. They found their audience. But they never got as popular as they should have. This album is honestly much better than the latest album by the XX. I was such a huge fan of that first XX album that I guess I was bound to be disappointed in their second. They probably have more in common musically with Warpaint than the XX. However 2:54 are also from England like the XX. And one of the girls in the band does look like the girl from the XX. This band clearly is fans of The Cure. They are a sort of a swirly and female fronted version of The Cure. This is one of those albums that I could never really decide if I fully loved. But whenever I put it on I do love it.


05/29/2012

It would be easy to knock 2:54 as an all-girl version of The XX, but while they do bare a passing resemblance to the moody post-punk balladry of that band, the sister duo actually hearken quite a bit more to early ’90s shoegazers like Lush and Curve, delivering heavenly harmonies over alternately atmospheric and crunching guitars. Listen to the way the beatific “The March” devolves into darker territory halfway through, or the way “Scarlet” spins beauty out of its menacing backdrop. They’ve perfectly captured that balance of prettiness and dissonance, scuffing things up when they get too somber and going ethereal when the guitars get metallic.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Revolving
2:54 02:54
2.
You're Early
2:54 02:54
3.
Easy Undercover
2:54 02:54
4.
A Salute
2:54 02:54
5.
Scarlet
2:54 02:54


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
6.
Sugar
2:54 02:54
7.
Circuitry
2:54 02:54
8.
Watcher
2:54 02:54
9.
Ride
2:54 02:54
10.
Creeping
2:54 02:54

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