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Album: Adore Life [LP] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Answer, The
2)    Evil
3)    Sad Person
4)    Adore
5)    Slowing Down the World
6)    I Need Something New
7)    When in Love
8)    Surrender
9)    T.I.W.Y.G.
10)    Mechanics
 

Album: Adore Life [LP] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Answer, The
2)    Evil
3)    Sad Person
4)    Adore
5)    Slowing Down the World
6)    I Need Something New
7)    When in Love
8)    Surrender
9)    T.I.W.Y.G.
10)    Mechanics
 
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  • On Silence Yourself, Savages' passion burned so brightly it seemed like it might consume itself before they could record a second album. Fortunately, Adore Life proves that the band not only has the endurance to return, but the finesse to come back better than ever. Jehnny Beth and company sound as bold as they did on their debut, but with a newfound precision that only makes their impact more powerful. Adore Life depicts love's most fearsome and joyous sides with a hunger that feels like these songs are really about devouring and being devoured. The churning opener "The Answer" boils relationships down to the plainest ultimatum possible: "If you don't love me/Don't love anybody." Yet it's "Adore" that provides the album's stunning heart. Equal parts torch song and manifesto, it channels impatient desire via a low-slung, swaggering tempo and only explodes in its final moments in an expression of just how instinctual, and undeniable the need for love is. Silence Yourself's "Marshall Dear" explored similar territory, but on this song and throughout Adore Life, Savages sound more masterful and more natural. They effortlessly demand or seduce attention from their listeners as they see fit, opting for the former approach on the seething "I Need Something New," the latter on the meditative "Slowing Down the World," and skillfully combining the two on "TIWYG," where tough, lean verses and wildfire guitars give way to a psychedelic bridge. Similarly, where Silence Yourself's ferocity sometimes felt like a barrier, their emotional range is far greater on Adore Life. Savages show they have a sense of humor, and can use it just as formidably as their more expected moods: "I'm not gonna hurt you/'Cuz I'm flirting with you," Beth sneers on "Sad Person," a moment of mischief that doesn't detract from the feeling that flirting with her might be a little like being hunted. Similarly, when she mutters "I hate your taste in music" on "When in Love," it humanizes the beauty and terror of succumbing to powerful feelings, if only briefly. A striking second album, the different perspectives Adore Life bring to Savages' music make them sound more vital than ever. ~ Heather Phares
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The album's striking title track could almost be a steely soul ballad."

Spin - "ADORE LIFE's second half is much heavier than the first, with roiling brown notes of background noise ricocheting in the void as Beth weaponizes love by contextualizing it in terms of war..."

Alternative Press - "[They] cloak their provocation in far more deliberate songwriting and arrangements. Not only does this ensure that each individual instrument pops out of the mix, but it puts vocalist/lyricist Jehnny Beth's probing questions at center stage..."

Billboard - "Their -second album sharpens their -instrumental attack, while singer Jehnny Beth exposes her bloody heart -- nearly every song addresses desire as a force that can destroy a lover's identity."

NME (Magazine) - "Savages remain as uncompromising as they ever were, but ADORE LIFE adds an unexpected string to their bow: soulfulness."

Clash (magazine) - "The minimalist vibrancy is facilitated by consistently unique and swampy basslines, visceral drumming, especially on the raucous `I Need Something New'..."
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