The Twilight Sad // Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Twilight Sad // Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave by Alex Bieler

The Twilight Sad

Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

Fat Cat

If you’re looking for an album full of heartwarming, happy tunes, then The Twilight Sad’s Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave won’t be up your alley. The appropriately-named Scottish trio, however, has quite an aptitude for creating melancholy sonic tableaus, much like if the guys behind Interpol inherited the natural glumness of Glasgow’s Frightened Rabbits. Nobody Wants to Be Here showcases The Twilight Sad’s penchant for fuzzy synths and echoing guitars, making for a haunting 10 tracks. The album tends to hit a lull at times with the insistence on midtempo misery, but there are some tracks that add a bit of energy to the melancholy, such as singer James Graham’s impassioned lines on “Drown So I Can Watch,” or his wails of “I’ve been put to bed” on “Leave the House.” Anguish usually isn’t pleasant, but it makes for some solid inspiration on Nobody Wants to Be Here

3.5/5 stars

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