Shock Of Daylightby The Sound (Vinyl Record)

The Sound: Shock Of Daylight (Vinyl LP)


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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this mini-album by the sorely-overlooked British post-punk band. The EP was seen by critics as a comeback for the band, after the band's critically and commercially disappointing previous album. Shock of Daylight was well-received by critics. The Big Takeover described it as a triumphant comeback for [The Sound], a nice return from the interesting but obviously non-commercial All Fall Down, an LP whose lack of salibility effectively got 'em booted from Korova/Warners, and this first release on Static is a reminder of why they're such a great band. Melody Maker described the EP as probably the most fearlessly outgoing music The Sound have produced since Jeopardy. Sounds described the album's style as If All Fall Down chipped away at the gothic walls of From the Lions Mouth, Shock of Daylight nails down the carpet, but nervously pulls open the curtains. The Sound were formed in South London in 1979 and dissolved in 1988. They were fronted by Adrian Borland and evolved from his previous band, The Outsiders. While never commercially successful, The Sound have long been championed by critics. Golden Soldiers, Longest Days, Counting the Days, Winter, New Way of Life, Dreams Then Plans