Vapours (album)

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Vapours
Studio album by Islands
Released September 22, 2009
Genre Indie Rock
Label ANTI-
Islands chronology
Arm's Way
(2008)
Vapours
(2009)
A Sleep & a Forgetting
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
A.V. Club (A-)[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Arts Section (Positive)[4]
CHARTattack 4/5 stars[5]
Now Magazine 4/5 stars[6]
Paste (87/100)[7]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[8]
Spin (3.75/5)[9]
Music Emissions 3.5/5 stars[10]

Vapours is the third studio album by Montreal-based Indie rock band, Islands. It was released on September 22, 2009.[11] Talking to Pitchfork, Diamonds told how he stripped away many of the layers present on the previous Islands album, 2008's Arm's Way. "I needed to withdraw from overblown metaphors and filling every possible sonic space," said Diamonds. "So this record is just made up of sequenced programming, synths, drum machines, guitars, and real bass. And an electric sitar. In this album, Nick "Diamonds" is now going by his real name "Nick Thorburn", Also, the Islands original drummer Jamie Thompson returns to the band."[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Switched On" (3:31)
  2. "No You Don't" (3:44)
  3. "Vapours" (2:41)
  4. "Devout" (2:30)
  5. "Disarming the Car Bomb" (4:15)
  6. "Tender Torture" (3:33)
  7. "Shining" (4:00)
  8. "On Foreigner" (4:49)
  9. "Heartbeat" (3:09)
  10. "The Drums" (2:47)
  11. "EOL" (3:22)
  12. "Everything Is Under Control" (4:07)[13]

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