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Machineries of Joy


Download links and information about Machineries of Joy by British Sea Power. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:50 minutes.

Artist: British Sea Power
Release date: 2013
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:50
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No. Title Length
1. Machineries of Joy 6:16
2. K Hole 3:23
3. Hail Holy Queen 3:18
4. Loving Animals 5:08
5. What You Need the Most 5:40
6. Monsters of Sunderland 3:09
7. Spring Has Sprung 3:52
8. Radio Goddard 3:17
9. A Light Above Descending 4:09
10. When a Warm Wind Blows Through the Grass 4:38



Brighton, England's British Sea Power has internalized music from all the great alt-rock bands of the past thirtysomething years into its own grand, elastic form. The band's fifth album, 2013's Machineries of Joy, again takes musical turns so varied that you wouldn't be blamed for thinking this must be a career retrospective of obscure outtakes. Horns make their presence known in the Teardrop Explodes–like psychedelia of "Monsters of Sunderland" and the sublime Go-Betweens-like literacy of "Radio Goddard." The tough guitar chugs associated with North Carolina's Merge Records establish a wall of sound for the title track. A gentler male-to-female vocal team-up for "Spring Has Sprung" even flirts with the twee Parisian pop of Camera Obscura while never losing its muscle. The twilight vibe of "A Light Above Descending" shows what power can still be unleashed without overstating the case. The similarly gazing "When a Warm Wind Blows Through the Grass" again builds textures that rub against each other for a delicate sense of friction.