Lonesome DreamsArtist: Lord Huron
Rating: 5/5 Stars
If I could, I would rate this cd 100 out of five stars; it is just that good. This five-piece indie band from Los Angeles, California, has created a near-perfect listening experience with their spectacular album Lonesome Dreams.
The cd begins on a haunting and ethereal note with “Ends of the Earth”, which is a quiet stunner. The cd picks up the tempo and progresses into one of my favorite tracks of the record, “Time to Run”, and then the title track. “Ghost on the Shore,” which follows next, brings to mind tumultuous seas, lighthouses in the fog, and stormy skies. It is a quieter, more somber tune, but it still retains the listener’s interest.
“She Lit a Fire” is possibly the catchiest song on the entire album, and a sure hit that could be played on the radio with its contagious chorus of “she lit a fire/and now she’s in my every thought.” I oftentimes found myself humming this little gem. The cd became sparser after this song, ending on three slow tracks. The final song, “In the Wind”, is absolutely beautiful with aching vocals and simple background music.
Lord Huron is a relatively new band, but they have already created a masterpiece. This cd would be a perfect listening experience for fans of Fleet Foxes, Sea Wolf, and Bon Iver.