I got a copy yesterday (the day of release) from HMV. (No, I did not go to the crazy midnight buy-fest cum release party.) For those who don’t know, Together We’re Heavy is the new album from the 24-member group the Polyphonic Spree.
I have only listened it several times, but I think I can safely say, overall, it’s on par with their first album, The Beginning Stages of…, which, by the way, is an excellent record. The recording’s definitely cleaner (How could it not be? The Beginning Stages of… was, well, a quick demo tape.), cover’s much prettier, and the songs are better.
Given that, the song I think is going to be the first single, Section 12 (Hold Me Now), is no Section 9 (Light & Day/Reach for the Sun).