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The Crack Magazine


Circa Waves

Sad Happy (Prolifica)

This is the fourth studio album from this bunch of indie-rockers and I don’t suppose they have ever sounded as gloriously melodic. It’s an album of two distinct sonic sides – a “happy” side which features Vampire Weekend like tracks such as the sun-breaking-through-the-clouds ‘Jacqueline, and a “sad” side which is more reflective, but still packing a great deal of melodic nous (don’t worry, this side is not overly affected by wishy-washy ballads). Really lovely stuff.