Frankie & The Heartstrings - The Days Run Away
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Based on 6 reviews
2013 Ratings: #497 / 955
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Based on 2 ratings
May 27, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Wichita / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Drowned in Sound

This is a collection of elegantly assembled, fat-free pop songs, made from light and air and heart, and great choruses. It's the soul and centre of indie pop and deserves your immediate attention.

The 405

The Days Run Away won't win any prizes for originality, but it's got a lot of heart, and is difficult to resist, if not all but impossible.


The gist of The Days Run Away comes as no surprise; a compromise that fine-tunes the guitar pop that characterised Hunger, with glimmers of a more sophisticated side beginning to seep through.


There's undoubtedly something there with Frankie – those effortless, skippy choruses aren't as easy to do as they seem. But he and his Heartstrings haven't quite found their true north yet. 


An understated but brilliant celebration of both Frankie & the Heartstrings' unique songwriting and their catalog of classic pop influences.


'The Days Run Away' is a simple, pleasant, good-at-what-it-does indie pop album, but nothing spectacular.

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Track List

  1. I Still Follow You
  2. That Girl, That Scene
  3. Nothing Our Way 
  4. Right Noises
  5. Losing A Friend 
  6. She Will Say Goodbye 
  7. Invitation 
  8. First Boy
  9. Everybody Looks Better (In The Right Light)
  10. Scratches
  11. Light That Breaks 
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Added on: May 30, 2013