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11 songs about crying. This really seems like it should have been a solo project.


A perfectly constructed heartbreak themed album. Its amazing that Islands can still maintain playful lyrics with inventive rythyms and melodies that all work around one general idea of heartbreak. Every song is pristine and gives a unique outlook on losing love in any which way, with all the feelings that follow.

Definitely a different side of Islands, but 100% Islands none the less. Keep it up, We appreciate it.

Is it over yet?

Just horrible. How could someone continually produce records that keep getting worse. Return to the Sea looks a million miles away.


Formed: 2005 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

After the breakup of experimental lo-fi indie rock band the Unicorns, members Nicholas Thorburn (aka Nick Diamonds; vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Jamie Thompson (aka J'aime Tambeur; drums) formed Islands, which found the two more focused on brighter production and neo-psychedelic indie pop. Since forming in early 2005, the Canadian band has also featured a fluctuating lineup of contributors on a wide variety of instruments, both in concert and on record. That list includes Alex and Sebastian Chow...
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