The Age of Fracture

Tough Love Records

Street: 01.27

Cymbals = Empire of the Sun + The Cure + David Bowie

Care was taken with each track on the Cymbals’ progressive new album. From start to finish, Jack Cleverly’s (singer/guitarist) thought process can be felt in this non-concept-like album. The songs on this record stand as individuals, each one unique with no connection to its surroundings. On tracks like “The Natural World” (from the prior EP), the band really shows off its indie-disco roots, and you get the feel that this eclectic sound comes very easy to them. The Age of Fracture comes from academic Daniel Rodgers’ idea that collective meanings have become uncertain. The album flows exceedingly well, despite its unique format, and is enjoyable in its entirety. –Benjamin J. Tilton