By virtue of being the album’s lead single, Noise acts as Cosmic Hallelujah’s mission statement, with the song lamenting modern society’s addiction to technology and constant stimulation, labelling these things as “noise” that individuals must contend with and add to. Yet the rest of the record is full of beer and whiskey, bars and parties – as on Setting the World on Fire (featuring P!nk), Bar at the End of the World, and Bucket – which could easily be construed as means of escapist “noise” themselves, contradicting the album’s central thesis.

This is an extract from a review originally published on the 17th November 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.

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