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Cold War Kids - L.A. Divine (LP) - PURPLE VINYL

Cold War Kids - L.A. Divine (LP) - PURPLE VINYL

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The brand new album from the Cold War Kids! 2017 first press on limited purple vinyl!


Over the years, a growing sense of maturity emerged in Cold War Kids' music, with albums like Hold My Home proving that they're most successful when they're most straightforward. L.A. Divine builds on that album's solidly anthemic sound: "Love Is Mystical" and "Restless" are fine examples of the band at its stomping best. However, Cold War Kids also give L.A. Divine a little more pop sheen, and the combination of Nathan Willett's falsetto and the huge harmonies surrounding him is strangely reminiscent of Fun. on highlights like the power ballad "Part of the Night" and "No Reason to Run," a celebration of monogamy that sounds equally surprised and delighted. Indeed, much of L.A. Divine explores commitment, whether it's to a person or a city (as the title suggests, Cold War Kids' hometown was the album's muse). The band makes settling down -- but not settling -- sound less than boring on songs such as "So Tied Up," "Open Up the Heavens," and "Invincible," which tussle between vulnerability and bravado as they return to Cold War Kids' blazing rock. On the whole, L.A. Divine is a little less consistent than Hold My Home; the band's relentless intensity can get a bit exhausting, while the interludes sprinkled throughout the album feel more distracting than transporting. Nevertheless, L.A. Divine shows that Cold War Kids continue to expand their range -- and if they're becoming more accessible with each album, it's on their own terms.

-All Music


A1 Love Is Mystical
A2 Can We Hang On?
A3 So Tied Up
A4 Restless
A5 LA River
A6 No Reason To Run
A7 Open Up The Heavens
B1 Invincible
B2 Wilshire Protest
B3 Luck Down
B4 Ordinary Idols
B5 Carmeras Always On
B6 Part Of The Night
B7 Free To Breathe


Original Release Year: 2017

Label: Capitol Records

Catalog #: B002631801

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Purple

Condition: New

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