Album Review: Courteeners – Anna

Hilary Samuels 24 January 2013

Courteeners – Anna

The Courteeners’ third album, Anna, echoes The Killers in what frontman Liam Fray described as “big drums, a lot of moody vocals and sublime lyrics.” Ten seconds into ‘Are You In Love With A Notion?’, the beat is already irresistibly catchy, and the vocals are clear. Most of the tracks have an anthemic quality to them, perhaps fitting given their reputation as a strong live band. The only negative aspect is the way that the tracks blur into each other; the sound, though distinctive, remains the same throughout.

Hilary Samuels