Midlake - The Courage of Others Album Review

Review of The Courage of Others Album by Midlake

Review of Midlake's album The Courage of Others.

Midlake The Courage of Others Album

Texan folk is back, literally, with Midlake's third album, 'The Courage of Others'.

Medieval comes to mind with the addition of a flute, and especially with the bells... I can imagine them in a courtyard with a jester and people dancing. Or natural hippie, if nothing else. Think 60's freedom and that hazy yellow American vision of collectiveness and peace. It's folk in a new folk kind of way.

Vocal harmonies stand out on each track and work really well. 'The Horn' leans a little more towards rock with a deep bass and more of a dramatic beat, but it's the electric guitar solo in 'Courage of Others' which brings a bit of modern life. It's louder, and easier to appreciate in a crowd.

Frontman Tim Smith has gone a little bit deeper with this album, perhaps a little more courageous. It's dark and mournful, and the passion of the writing and performance shine through. It takes a lot of confidence in your ability to come out with something which leans against the norm... and this certainly does.

Midlake will have a niche with their fans, and that seems to be enough for them. If you are already into Midlake then you will not be disappointed with how they have progressed on this album.

'The Courage of Others' is perhaps the most unpredicted album I would have expected to hear in 2010. It's not from this time, and yet exceeds expectations.

Laura Johnstone

Site - http://midlake.net


More Midlake

Arrested Development, Billy Ocean And The Dunwells Among The Diverse Line-Up For Hop Farm Festival 2014

The return of Kent's Hop Farm Music Festival was an expectedly diverse affair, with day three (July 6th 2014) mixing it up with an array...

Midlake - Aurora Gone Video

The new video for 'Aurora Gone' by Midlake comes with the news that the Texas band will be joining the legendary Neil Young as he...

First City Festival 2014 Line-Up Announced Beck, The National, The Naked And Famous Plus Many More

After a successful inaugural year in 2013, Goldenvoice has announced the return of FIRST CITY FESTIVAL--a boutique music and arts festival which celebrates indie and...

Primavera Sound 2014 Announce Full Line Up Including Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age And More

Primavera Sound has just revealed the full line up of its fourteenth edition, distributed from Monday 26th May to Sunday 1st June, through their film...


Midlake - The Courage of Others

Review of Midlake's album The Courage of Others.Texan folk is back, literally, with Midlake's third album, 'The Courage of Others'. Medieval comes to mind with...

Midlake - Milkmaid Grand Army

MidlakeMilkmaid Grand Army E.P. EP ReviewReissued by Bella Union, presumably to capitalise on the new found popularity of the band, the Milkmaid Grand Army E.P....

Midlake, The Baloon Maker, Video Stream Video

Midlake The Baloon Maker Video The Balloon Maker video was shot in our home town of Denton, TX. It was a special video for us...

Midlake, Head Home,Video Video

MidlakeHead HomeVideoHead Home is the phenomenal new single from Midlake and due for release on November 6th. It's the third track to be released from...



Midlake Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Midlake

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All