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    Join Date: Jan 2013

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    I'm James.

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    The first LG album "If You Wait" was very good indeed and introduced a fantastic vocalist -Hannah Reid but I have just listened to their new album "Truth is a beautiful thing" and found it very disappointing. Monosyllabic and bereft of new ideas. Great voice but woeful compositions.

    Anyone enjoying it?
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    It's ok, it is not as haunting as "If you wait"
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    Love it - gave it a spin this afternoon..
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    No new ideas.
    In fact less inspired than the 1st album, by a fair old way.
    Hannah Reid seems less involved and impassioned this time round. Which is a shame as she has a great voice.
    Maybe it will grow on me.
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    I'm Martin.

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    Loved the first album so hope I dont find this new release to be disappointing

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    I got the deluxe vinyl version on release day. First thing that struck me was production quality was way better than the first album where Hanna's voice could occasionally get a bit edgy. First listen or two I had similar thoughts to some of the comments above but it's a real grower which in truth was for me the case with the first album.

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    bollocks! ive just bought a copy to dip my toe
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    Fora can be expensive places at times.
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    tell me about it! lol
    im listening to the new london grammar lp now,its not bad at all,sounds lovely but then ive not heard the 1st lp.
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