Instant Album Review: Band of Horses – Infinite Arms (May 18, 2010)
This is the album that pushes Band of Horses into full-bore mainstream status. Selfishly, I wish it weren’t the case but the band of “Detlef Schrempf” is now the band of “Factory”.
The band’s third full-length album, their first on Columbia Records, pushes them further into the pop arena with a number of radio-friendly songs, including “Dilly” which is so bubble-gum pop it’s hard to think this is the same band that created the sonic wall that is “The Funeral”.
The first single (or the first track to get significant airplay), “Compliments” is unmistakably Band of Horses but with major-label production and digital airbrushing.
Is this the best Band of Horses album? It is most certainly the most accessible has the highest production value. It is what it is. An album by a great, start-up band that five years later is posed for major-label success.
There’s a level of comfort in accepting that other people like the music you love. Or not.
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