NO LOVE LIKE YOURS
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Album: PersonA (out April 2016)
So we're really meant to be going with the whole strike through the 'Edward Sharpe and' part of the band's name, but I'm going to make this easy on myself for the rest of the review and just go with The Magnetic Zeros. Who are now obviously entering the 'since Prince turned himself into a symbol' phase of their career. As far as I'm concerned, they can do what they want because they're still so very good at making songs that put a smile on my face, while convincing me that love is actually a real concept and that unicorns and Eskimos are real. All of that and so much more. New track 'No Love Like Yours' continues their run of making me believe in the make-believe, with helplessly romantic lyrics and those folky/hippie vibes you can't help falling for.
Alex Ebert, otherwise known as Edward Sharpe, is taking his name out of the equation this time around and bringing in the rest of the band to contribute as a collective to the songwriting and orchestration. The results? Not much has changed really. Everything's just as good as it's ever been and I guess that's just what happens when you're rolling around town like a cult or commune or whatever it is they're going for. Doomsday Preppers who know how to rock? Yeah... that'll do. Like I said, I don't care what The Magnetic Zeros do... as long as they keep releasing tracks like 'No Love Like Yours' that melt away the icy cold surroundings of my heart, I'll keep on loving them. Can't wait to hear that full album in April too.
Matt Bond gives 'No Love Like Yours' three and a half beers for you (and me) out of five...