Fantastic Albums You Need Now-Part One

Ileana Alvarez-Diaz

Listen to Chvrches. I’ll give you five minutes.

Their studio debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, embodies euphoria that is then stolen, but it comes back almost in a parallel universe where it’s recited back to you. It’s like nostalgia. This album is so good you need to listen to it as you read along.

The Scottish trio, formed in 2011 from Glasgow, gives new meaning to synth-pop. Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty are true visionaries, making this album one of 2013’s best.

The first song, “The Mother We Share,” is so hauntingly perfect that I can’t even begin to explain the chills. Mayberry’s vocals fit so well with the synth that it’s hypnotizing. The backup vocals are so good too! Let’s not forget the lyrics either; they spark with proof of phenomenal songwriting.

Another song, “Recover,” again showcases Mayberry’s vocal talent; she sounds amazingly strong with her emotions leaking out. But Mayberry isn’t the only singer. Doherty’s vocals on “You Caught The Light,” give such a tantalizing feel to it.

The mixing within the songs gives them a spacey feel that explodes. Indie textures are dancing out and nothing sounds unclear. Flawless production.

Overall, the 12 songs on the standard version are put together so well, they’re perfect for a little pick me up.

The Bones of What You Believe isn’t average. It’s not one of those albums with two great songs. The collection on this fantastic album shines remarkably; it highlights just how good Chvrches is.

If you’re a fan of M83 and Passion Pit, check them out now.