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iTunes Music Review - Priest = Aura (5 out of 5)
- The Church
- Reviewed by Bryan Chaffin
Another of my all-time favorites, Priest = Aura is one of those rare albums where every song is simply fantastic, and a testament to how good pop-rock can be.
Each song immediately reaches out and grabs you with either a great hook (Aura) or compelling lyrics (You’re so deluxe, you’re so divine/You’re so fifty light years ahead of your time/You’re a riddle, you’re a ripple/You’re the human sacrifice to the goddess of ice/Your hairdo is filled with diamonds and lice - "Ripple"), or both. The band's mix of unexpected bass lines and airy guitars blend to form the perfect backdrop to Steven Kilby's haunting vocals.
I've listened to this album at least a hundred times, and it only gets more enjoyable with time.
Favorite Songs: "Aura," "Ripple," "Paradox," "Mistress" "Feel," "Kings," "The Disillusionist," "Chaos" - Bryan Chaffin