Review: Haim – Days are Gone

8dbf2c086887dc035428a7cc77ae353dI can’t do it. I can’t make my mind up. Half of me is saying don’t do it; they will be this year’s pop sensation, this album will be massive, but the other half is saying ‘Sophie, what do you actual hear when you listen to the ‘The Wire’’ ?

I know, I know it is some strange cross between Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain. I have no idea what is going on, I just feel like I am being dragged from the 80’s right through the 90’s and the 00’s and Haim have thrown me back down in 2013 with the upmost confusion. I really can’t deny some of the contagiously catchy tunes ‘Falling’ has been in my head for weeks and I am not sure it is leaving any time soon, no matter how much I try to flush it out with other bands.

So where do we stand? An American sister trio with beautiful harmonies, there is no way I can kick them down. They have been around a lot longer than we realise, having been in other all-female bands and playing shows with their own family band. Haim’s debut album ‘ Days are Gone’ did go straight to number 1 in the UK charts, and I am hardly one to correlate chart success with how good a band is (no matter how ironic that sounds) but I am struggling to fault them. Pop love songs, synths, harmonies and somewhat cheesy music videos, there will forever be something about Haim that I can’t put down -a guilty pleasure if you will.

 

Written by Sophie Cohen

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