The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Harmlessness
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TWIABP seems to pull a Deafheaven here: they release a terrific album in 2013, then try something new on their next project, and it actually ends up being significantly worse, despite Pitchfork giving it .1 higher of a score.
With Harmlessness, TWIABP added a lot to their sound. They decided to add in more female vocals, and the lead male vocalist smoothed out his voice (which is actually my main problem with this LP). Everything came out to sound much more confident and maximal than Whenever, If Ever, but it also sounds so much less inspired. They maintain a similar musical atmosphere, but lose the character that made their previous record unique. The strings are less present here, and a lot of the melodies are very drab, like the majority of the indie rock that can be found on any Bandcamp page. I do like this album, but I'm disappointed with it.

fav tracks: We Need More Skulls, Haircuts for Everybody
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