Strange Trails

Lord Huron - Strange Trails
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2015 Ratings: #577 / 923
User Score
Based on 72 ratings
2015 Ratings: #200
Liked by 6 people
April 7, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
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guilty pleasure album
la belle fluer sauvage is one of my fav comfort songs
Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I'm a fan of "shufflepunk" albums, records whose track lists are as varied in tone and genre as your phone on shuffle, and that albums whose songs are too related to each other can bore me. That's why I'm always surprised by my love for this album, which song-for-song is nearly identical in terms of instruments and production style. It's like a mountain town filled with wooden cabins; everything is similar in material and structure, but wander ... read more
One of my favorite albums of all time, and I don't care who knows it. Nearly every song here is perfect, they flow into each other seamlessly. The textures are gorgeous, lyrics poetic, harmonies not only ethereal but also unpredictable. A few tracks sound exactly the same, Love Like Ghosts, Meet Me in the Woods, and The Night We Met, with the same A, B, C# progression in the verses, which bothered me the first few times I listened to this album, but as I gather more and more, it seems to ... read more
A change in style from their previous album, and one that definitely works, some of the lyricism in this album is brilliant, and we've kept the lush instrumentation we've come to expect from this up and coming band.
It’s easy to be skeptical of Lord Huron given the ease with which Ben Schneider writes and delivers commercial-friendly nu-folk tunes like “The Night We Met” and “Ends of the Earth.” But as with his debut, “Strange Trails” is stronger than just a collection of easy indie folk songs. Schneider is actually quite album-oriented, and “Strange Trails” serves as a companion to, well, trails with strange events along the way (though whether these ... read more
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Track List

  1. Love Like Ghosts
  2. Until the Night Turns
  3. Dead Man's Hand
  4. Hurricane (Johnnie's Theme)
  5. La Belle Fleur Sauvage
  6. Fool for Love
  7. The World Ender
  8. Meet Me in the Woods
  9. The Yawning Grave
  10. Frozen Pines
  11. Cursed
  12. Way out There
  13. Louisa
  14. The Night We Met
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Added on: February 11, 2015