The Script – No Sound Without SilenceCultureMusicAlbum reviews
The Script are known for producing some of the most poignant, chart-soaring songs in recent years. So the arrival of their forth studio album, No Sound Without Silence, comes with a side order of significant anticipation. However, avid fans of the Irish trio may find themselves slightly disappointed by the group’s latest efforts.
Any fan of The Script will tell you that the band’s music has a wholesome charm of often sounding quite similar, and the tracks featured on No Sound Without Silence follow that regulation to the gruesome death. But there is a mighty fine line between playing it safe and just being plain unadventurous, and unfortunately for The Script it’s the latter point that hits home with this album.
The first single to be released was Superheroes, and despite its successful elevation in the charts one would be forgiven for thinking that they’d heard it before. Yes, lyrically it is inspiring, but in some ways it sounds like a recycled copy of their previous hit, Hall of Fame. The majority of the remaining tracks also sound second-hand, which is a terrible shame considering how talented the group are.
Naturally though, there are some redeeming elements to the album. Flares is a track with so much euphoric beauty that it has the potential to take your breath away. Its simplicity is what makes it so delectable, and lyrically it runs rings around the rest of the album. In contrast, though, Paint the Town Green is an upbeat delight that channels the group’s Irish heritage, and oozes all the qualities of a joyful, drunken pub sing-song. Likewise, it’s a track that will wrap itself around your brain like a vine made of musical majesty – let’s face it though, every album needs something classically catchy.
So, what else can be said for No Sound Without Silence? Well, its conventional sound could cause some individuals to bite their fingernails down to bloody little stumps in a state of frustration. Yet, there’s something so harshly amicable about the group’s predictability that makes it so difficult to be negative. The Script are what they are, and No Sound Without Silence is what it is: obvious, but still tantalising.
No Sound Without Silence was released on 28th July 2014, for further information or to order the album visit here.
Watch the video for Superheroes here: