Hurts ‎– Exile

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Exile 4:16
Miracle 3:44
Sandman 3:54
Blind 4:23
Only You 4:29
The Road 4:39
Cupid 2:42
Mercy 4:06
The Crow 5:33
Somebody To Die For 4:35
The Rope 4:14
Help 4:17

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88765433522, MAJREC080 Hurts Exile(CD, Album) Major Label (4), Major Label (4) 88765433522, MAJREC080 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Hurts Exile(14xFile, AAC, 256 + File, MPEG-4 Video + Album, Dl) Major Label (4) none 2013 Sell This Version
88765447301, MAJREC079 Hurts Exile(2xLP, Album) Major Label (4), Major Label (4) 88765447301, MAJREC079 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
88765447952, MAJREC080 Hurts Exile(CD, Album) Major Label (4), Major Label (4) 88765447952, MAJREC080 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
CDEPC7138, MAJREC080 Hurts Exile(CD, Album) Major Label (4), Major Label (4) CDEPC7138, MAJREC080 South Africa 2013 Sell This Version
SICP 3732 Hurts Exile(CD, Album) Major Label (4), RCA SICP 3732 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
88765433522 Hurts Exile(CD, Album) Major Label (4) 88765433522 Australia 2013 Sell This Version
88765433522, MAJREC080 Hurts Exile(CD, Album) Major Label (4), Major Label (4) 88765433522, MAJREC080 Ukraine 2013 Sell This Version
88765433522 Hurts Exile(CD, Album) Major Label (4) 88765433522 Thailand 2013 Sell This Version
88883705822 Hurts Exile(CD, Album) Major Label (4), Sony Music 88883705822 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
88765458582, MAJREC082 Hurts Exile(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC, Copy Prot. + Box, Ltd, Pr) Major Label (4), Major Label (4) 88765458582, MAJREC082 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
88765433532, MAJREC081 Hurts Exile(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC, Copy Prot. + Ltd) Major Label (4), Major Label (4) 88765433532, MAJREC081 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
88765433532, MAJREC081 Hurts Exile(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC, Copy Prot. + Ltd) Major Label (4), Major Label (4) 88765433532, MAJREC081 Malaysia 2013 Sell This Version
AB-06161 Hurts Exile(CD, Album, Unofficial) Art Optimum AB-06161 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
SDCI-81413 Hurts Exile(CDr, Promo, Wat) RCA SDCI-81413 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

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somestranger

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October 7, 2013
referencing Exile, CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC, Copy Prot. + Ltd, 88765433532, MAJREC081
I get the feeling that the record label, or the Producer, must hate the band. Maybe I'm being too harsh and they just don't understand the musical beauty and style that Hurts introduced us to on their debut album?

Either way, someone decided that layering guitars and real drums on top of the classic Hurts sound would make for a winning formula.

Instead, this album sounds like a "watered down" Hurts, almost as if "hey, let's make you sound like Coldplay" was a good idea. Sadly, it wasn't a good idea.

Yes, there's still the hint of Hurts here. The songs structures still hint that the band is still in there somewhere, but the "sound" of Hurts has been buried. Ah the heresy. It would be like telling Kraftwerk "hey guys, lets use guitars instead of synths". Some people just don't get it... and it seems that these people are now in charge of releasing Hurts albums. Shame on you!

OK, so is it all bad? Well, no, not all bad, but also not all good. There are some really good songs on here, but they sound like covers played by some britpop cover band rather than by Hurts themselves. I feel I'm forcing myself to want to like this album. But just as I almost do… I hear Coldplay playing instead.

My only hope is that those in charge of this sad state of affairs realizes their error and turns back for the next album. Come on Hurts, we know you're being held back and we'll bear with you, this time, until you get back on track next album. I hope.