Album review: My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters And Men

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 12:00 19/02/2013
My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters And Men
My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters And Men

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MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL
Of Monsters And Men
(Universal)

Of Monsters And Men deserve the global accolades they've received for their debut album but there is a but.

If you are a fan of Coldplay or Mumford & Sons you'll probably hear similarities even though Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir adds a Beth Orton touch.

Opener Dirty Paws - a curious morality tale based on folk lore - builds from a gentle acoustic strummer into a fullblown multi harmony vocal anthem, the single Little Talks is a darkly lovely pop gem with rousing horns and an even more rousing ''hey'' punch line. 

It's followed by Six Weeks which has a take-your-pick U2 or Coldplay guitar buildup and a chorus that never really flourishes into anything memorable once the song has finished. The next album could be OMAN or AMEN.

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