Midlake – The Courage of Others [2010]

March 16, 2010

Album post #30.  Midlake‘s third LP, The Courage of OthersPitchfork is full of crap.  This album is great.  I agree that it’s not as good as The Trials of Van Occupanther, but it certainly deserves praise.

The element that stands out to me throughout the album is the consistency in direction and sound.  The songs on this album are a more subdued folk rock, orchestrated by acoustic fingerpicking, vocal harmony, and flute.  I’d compare the sound of Van Occupanther to The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac and that of The Courage of Others to the darker songs of Simon and Garfunkel and Peter, Paul, and Mary.  Don’t listen expecting Cloudy, but something more along the lines of Hangman.

Here’s a full youtube playlist.

source: merchocolate and pfork


One comment

  1. really cool.

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