Days Are Gone [European Deluxe] (CD)


HAIM

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Amoeba Review

Christina, Hollywood 03/31/2014

With catchy pop hooks, R&B-tinged grooves, and pure rock and roll swagger, Haim’s debut is the kind of sunny album that keeps the summer rollicking all winter long.


09/24/2013

L.A. sister trio HAIM have seemingly been around so long, it’s hard to believe Days Are Gone is only their debut LP. That’s due to the band trickling out singles throughout the year that that have gotten better and better, all of which are included here. “Falling” moves on an echoing drum pulse and middle sister Danielle Haim’s husky, breathy vocals, falling somewhere between Christine McVie and Fiona Apple, and careful, creeping guitar riffs. “Forever” moves on an ’80s R&B shuffle, while the sisters’ back-and-forth vocal aerobics and harmonies employed Este, Danielle and Alana Haim showcase their greatest strength—the inborn chemistry fostered by playing in a band together since childhood. Their best song yet, “The Wire,” is bold enough to get called a Shania Twain knockoff by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow—they must be doing something right. Its Gary Glitter strut allows Danielle to really vamp and play the relieved ex-lover with glee, while youngest sister Alana steals the show with her swaggery second verse. The rest of Days Are Gone isn’t as strong as that dynamite opening, but even when the songs feel overstuffed, the sisters’ boundless energy makes the entire thing such an entertaining ride that you won’t mind the occasional whiplash. The details really make it worthwhile—the way the guitars pulse like they’re emulating synthesizers on “If I Could Change Your Mind,” the crazy, warped Miami Sound Machine-style vocals on the title track. We haven’t had a pop band like this in years, one with both the smarts and technical capability to call to mind classic pop acts from Fleetwood Mac through Destiny’s Child in one feel swoop. And Days Are Gone will no doubt make young women everywhere ask for guitars and pull their sisters into jam sessions. For that alone, we’re thankful for Haim.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Falling
HAIM 04:18
2.
Forever
HAIM 04:06
3.
The Wire
HAIM 04:06
4.
If I Could Change Your Mind
HAIM 03:50
5.
Honey & I
HAIM 04:12
6.
Don't Save Me
HAIM 03:51
7.
Days Are Gone
HAIM 03:33
8.
My Song 5
HAIM 03:53
9.
Go Slow
HAIM 04:17
10.
Let Me Go
HAIM 04:08
11.
Running If You Call My Name
HAIM 04:03


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Better Off
HAIM 03:38
2.
Forever [Dan Lissvik Remix]
HAIM 04:02
3.
Send Me Down
HAIM 04:19
4.
Don't Save Me [Cyril Hahn Remix]
HAIM 05:17
5.
Falling [Live]
HAIM 05:22
6.
Falling [Duke Dumont Remix]
HAIM 05:35
7.
Falling [Psychemagik Remix]
HAIM 05:53
8.
The Wire [Tourist Remix]
HAIM 04:53

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