Weaving a narrative through an album is a surefire way to at least make it noteworthy. Most bands are shite at it. Some are better.
Either way, the truth is it all comes down to the quality of the music.
This is The Decayist, a monthly podcast from This Decay. In each episode Chris Nee or Dave Musson nominates an album the other doesn’t know. We talk about it for a few minutes before passing a verdict.
In this episode, Dave introduces Chris to Empty Days & Sleepless Nights, the second album by melodic hardcore outfit Defeater, before asking the three questions that matter:
What’s your three-word review?
What’s your rating out of ten?
And will you be adding Empty Days & Sleepless Nights to your record collection?
Empty Days & Sleepless Nights came out in 2011.