The first half or so of the record is rather dull, with Hozier opting to swap out his folk/blues sound for... well, nothing much. There are some exceptions here, like Nina Cried Power and Movement, but overall there was nothing drawing me into the songs.
The latter half, thankfully, was more along the lines of what I was hoping from the album. Some maturation from the sound of his self-titled, but it was actually pretty interesting. Loved the use of a choir throughout -- the gospel sound ... read more