Scottish rock band The Twilight Sad seem to be going from strength to strength with each and every release since their brilliant 2007 debut effort ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’. The bands’ fourth studio album ‘Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave’ comes across as another phenomenal effort, bringing with it remarkable strengths that truly cements The Twilight Sad as one of the most exciting bands working within their genre. The Twilight Sad seem to be taking great strides with their album releases, with their latest album effort being another wonderful addition to their already strong discography.
‘Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave’ seems to in some ways present another chapter in The Twilight Sad’s discography. The band seem to have expanded upon what they learnt from their previous effort, expanding upon dark electronic layers, and combining it with what could be argued as being their original sound. Electric guitars seem to dominate much of the album, adding with it an incredibly haunting and despairing tone that drives the entire album forward. The whole album is an incredible album effort, with few tracks bringing the overall impact down in any way.
There’s very few weaknesses to ‘Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave’, which sets itself up as being one of the strongest efforts we’ve heard thus far from The Twilight Sad. The incredibly unhappy tone of the album which perhaps limit the album’s popularity to some extent, though this is hardly a point that unsurprising of Twilight Sad albums, and in fact is where the bands’ true strengths lie. Those who enjoy music from The Twilight Sad should find ‘Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave’ to be another incredible addition in their current run of albums.
The Twilight Sad have not just pushed out their already existing strengths once again on their latest album, but have instead done so with even more vigour, pushing forward another phenomenal album effort that could be their strongest effort thus far. Everything is deliciously dark, featuring wonderful and thought-provoking lyrics backed up by powerful instrumentals, with the whole album effort featuring a wonderful flow that ties the whole album together brilliantly, making every track sound as significant and important. It’s another wonderful effort from the unhappy Scottish band, one that firmly positions the band as one of the strongest working bands within their genre.
- ★★★★☆ 4/5
- There’s A Girl In The Corner
- Drown So I Can Watch
- Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
- Sometimes I Wish I Could Fall Asleep
The Twilight Sad’s fourth studio album ‘Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave’ is out now.