Truth is a Beautiful Thing

Truth is a Beautiful Thing

London Grammar


This is a very beautiful album, there was a time a while back where no HiFi demo worth its salt didn’t have ‘Strong’ as its opening track

If Hannah Reid doesn’t have most amazing, beautiful, ethereal voice we’ve heard since Liz Fraser, then I am well out of the loop. I just cannot think of anything as captivating as watching and listening to ‘Big Picture’ a couple of months ago on Jools Holland. There was a short look across to her band member at the end that said ‘crushed it!’ and that must have been a moment of pure enlightenment (musically, of course).

This is a very beautiful album, there was a time a while back where no HiFi demo worth its salt didn’t have ‘Strong’ as its opening track to demonstrate depth, sound stage and dynamic response. For ‘Strong’ swap in ‘Big Picture’ and ‘Oh Woman..’, two very beautiful pieces of production, with plenty of rumbling bass to move your chairs.

However, this album has shades of more of the same although it does have more despair, loneliness and musings on love and a very beautiful vocal performance. I’m liking it at the moment, on a very nice pair of T+A speakers, but I’d like a bit more. I really wanted to like this a bit more but maybe my expectations were a bit high, here.

A rather peaceful version of ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ on the deluxe CD2 is definitely worth a listen.

Rooting For You ***** (5)
Big Picture ***** (5)
Wild Eyed ***
Oh Woman Oh Man ***** (5)
Hell to the Liars ***** (5)
Everyone Else ****
Non Believer ***
Bones of Ribbon ***
Who Am I ****
Leave the War With Me  ***
Truth Is A Beautiful Thing  ****

My Rating – 4

Album – Truth Is A Beautiful Thing
Artist – London Grammar
Download These At Least – Big Picture, Oh Woman Oh Man
Source – CD
Player – Naim Uniti 2
Amplification/Output – Naim Uniti 2/T+A Pulsar ST20
Album Released – 9th June 2017
11 Tracks

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