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The Coral

The Butterfly House


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The Coral keep making the same record over and over again. If you’re into sea shanties with great harmonies, then you’re in luck. The Coral has turned that blueprint around for the sixth time on The Butterfly House. Instead of sounding stale, this group from the wrong side of Liverpool’s Mersey River, the Wirral, is getting better at their branded sound.

The Butterfly House is produced by John Leckie (The Stone Roses, The Verve) and the album culls the best parts of The Coral; among them, ‘60s-influenced pop guitar song structures and harmonic sensibility. The Butterfly House has an assuredness to its storytelling spirit. The strings tell their own tale on “Walking In the Winter,” while the title track gives nods to The Mamas and the Papas, with its California perfumed harmonies. Vocalist James Skelly provides just the correct amount of soulful misery. The Butterfly House is the summer album that works all year round. (

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