Haim – Days Are Gone (Album)
Haim are sisters Alana, Danelle & Este who hail from Los Angeles California, they have steadily gained a devoted fan base and have been acquiring critical acclaim by the truck load with every single release.
The Haim Hype machine has been in full flow all year, as critical acclaim was bestowed upon them with each single release with those said critics salivating over the prospect of a full long player. So Days Are Gone has landed are Haim just a female Hanson with better legs or is the Haim Hype justified?
We get the opening salvo of hits Failing, Forever, The Wire, most artists would kill for tracks like these. VeReviews reckons that if you listen very closely to Falling and Forever you can hear a similarity to Michael Jackson’s Wanna Be Startin Somethin. After these tracks we get the excellent If I Could Change Your Mind; this track has the exuberance of early Madonna tracks and must be a contender for a single release.
My Song 5 is one of the most intriguing tracks on the album, it starts of like filler but then turns into the most experimental track on the album, it shows that the girls are not afraid to tack a few risks along the way. Go Slow and Running If You Call My Name feel like a tribute to Kate Bush with added Californian harmonies.
It would have been easy to knock Haim as they had been put on such a high critical pedestal as the only way seemed to be down, however, they have come up with the goods and the hype, a strong album with influences from Madonna, Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush and the odd borrow from Wanna Be Startin Somethin; Haim have delievered a debut album that will win over the naysayers. Haim have definitely changed my mind!
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