Lights may be the breakthrough to a bigger audience
T. Imhof | 10/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been occasionally listening to Archive since their 2002 release of You Look All The Same To Me and I generally liked all of their releases before and after the above-mentioned album.
However, I must admit that I never got caught as much as I did with this new album - Lights is most certainly their best achievement so far and I am quite sure it will propel the band into the higher league of contemporary rock music - if it does not, they should change their management.
When I listened to this album for the very first time a few weeks ago it blew me away and it kept growing since then. I played it to a bunch of friends one night and they all sat their for the full length of the album just listening. They all own the record themselves by now.
If you like progressive rock and if you are at the same time not offended by contemporary drum & bass influences, if you like atmosphere and melodies and if you like bands that are not afraid to put songs longer than 2:30 minutes onto a record - then this album is for you, go and get it!
Oh yeah and they will go on tour with this album as well, so if you have a chance, get a ticket and go and see them put all of this on stage."
Archive , they did it again
Ariel Morandy | Living in LA, USA | 03/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well I'm a recent Archive addict. I came across the band by coincidence and it can't stop listeming to them. "Lighs" is a superb album with rich sounds and atmosphere. It comes after "They all look the same to me" and the magic "Londinium" . I like very much FOLD,LIGHTS , I WILL FADE and HEADLIGHTS .Yes , some songs make me remember Pink Floyd or Genesis , or Radiohead but they can't be blamed for their great taste , can they ?
I recommend anyone willing to embark on a wonderful journey to buy ( and NOT DOWNLOAD) this album ."