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Download links and information about Islands by The Mary Onettes. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:22 minutes.

Artist: The Mary Onettes
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:22
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No. Title Length
1. Puzzles 4:32
2. Dare 3:46
3. Once I Was Pretty 4:13
4. Cry for Love 3:58
5. The Disappearance of My Youth 3:55
6. God Knows I Had Plans 4:19
7. Symmetry 3:58
8. Century 4:37
9. Whatever Saves Me 3:55
10. Bricks 5:09



The Mary Onettes' second album is a marked improvement over their debut. That self-titled record had an icy synth pop sound that did little to help the songs come to life; the few that did hit were so in thrall to the band's obvious heroes, Echo & the Bunnymen, that it was almost embarrassing. Islands has a much warmer sound, with the jagged beats and cold keyboards replaced by warm strings and softer, more epic-sounding percussion. The arrangements are fuller, richer, and more organic as well. Vocalist Philip Ekström cuts back a bit on the Ian McCullough croon, just a bit, but enough to make it less obvious who he's cribbing his style from. The reduction of affectation adds extra emotional power to his singing and makes it expressive and effective, instead of jarring. Islands is truly an emotion-packed record filled with missed connections, failed plans, heartbreak, and death.