Slowdive - 'Slowdive'

9/10

It seems like every other week we are seeing a new album from a band once thought consigned to the past. Comebacks have proven to be all the rage in 2017, yet for the most part, these bands are failing to live up to the expectations their returns are leading to create. Except when Slowdive returned at the beginning of the year with this record's lead single 'Star Roving', it was clear that these guys were back and on spectacular form. Thankfully, their new self-titled full-length doesn't disappoint at all.

It may have been 22 years since their last studio album, but if you were to play their last LP before this one again, you would think that nothing had changed. Not only has the band's style of ambient post-rock managed to revitalise itself, they have proven to be just as exciting and creative as they ever were. With its tranquil opener 'Slomo' through to the soaring sounds of 'Sugar For The Pill', this 8-track release is everything fans of the band would have wanted and more.

It may have taken more than two decades to get here, but 'Slowdive' is stunning and wonderful piece of work that manages to go against the grain of older bands making comebacks , and show that age needn't mean tired and uninspired.

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