Delphic - Collections (Polydor)

Delphic – Collections (Polydor)

Delphic, alongside fellow Mancunians Dutch Uncles and Everything Everything, chose to release their new album in the first month of the new year. Between the release of Acolyte and Collections, Delphic have taken some time out contributing to the musical side of the London 2012 Olympics, making the anticipation for their new album even greater.

Of The Young is a promising opening track, with a very rich groove provided by the thriving bass and energetic beats. Baiya, the first single released, is addictive with a sing-along chorus with extremely pulsating backing vocals. The band’s hip-hop influence can definitely be heard in Changes, and I must say I doubt whether this is the right sound for Delphic.

The fast-paced Memeo is a relief from all the previous 80’s pop ballad-like tracks, the synth and open hi-hats really make the track. Don’t Let The Dreamers Take You Away begins as a piano-based track, yet it was much more well done in their Acolyte track Remain, back when it was more stripped down.

Delphic’s courage of taking risks and experimenting must be applauded despite the outcome. However, as the band expressed in interviews they aimed to create a more commercial-sounding record. Considering their aim, they have done a good job with Collections, but fans from the Acolyte era may think otherwise.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

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