01. This Is Our Start? 02. Stories Yet To Come 03. Hurt 04. Us 05. Isle In The Sun 06. Ages 07. Pilots 08. Reptiles 09. Leave 10. Low 11. (Are We Losing) Faith 12. Sympathy
The first full-length CD of this new wave band from the Netherlands is packaged into a nicely crafted digipack. Silence is Sexy plays an original mixture of noisy postpunk, new wave and shoegaze music that quickly reminds you of Joy Division, Editors and Slowdive. Silence is Sexy has developed rapidly by playing more than 100 shows in two year's time, among which Metropolis and Parkpop, and by winning various talent runs. They know how to grab the attention with good songs, forceful vocals and a beautiful postpunk guitarsound with lots of reverb. 'Hurt' slightly reminds of Placebo because of the way Hendrik-Jan uses his voice in this song, but the compelling guitarplay gives this song an original twist. Hypnotising guitarplay and violins give songs such as als 'Us', 'Pilots' and 'Leave' some extra class. Silence is Sexy knows how to vary with their sound, with the instrumentation with violins, cello and hammond organ that creates a very beautiful sound. The album closes with 2 great songs '(Are We Losing) Faith' and 'Sympathy'. Having perfected the 'post-new wave' sound, the album is a treat to listen to. Einstürzende Neubaten fans will be familiar with title of the band, as it comes from their 2000 release of the same name. 'Everything You Should Know' is worth a listen and should be a worthwhile addition to any music collection.
Influences / Similar Artists: Interpol, The Editors, Echo & The Bunnymen, Moke