The end of August saw the release of Chvrches’ fourth album, Screen Violence. I had pretty low expectations for this album; Love Is Dead was so good that there was simply nowhere to go but down.
Unfortunately, my low expectations proved justified. Screen Violence is easily the band’s weakest album to date. Still, with a band this good, even a weak album is going to have a few gems, and Screen Violence is no exception.
In this case, Better if You Don’t is the crown jewel of the album. It’s a bit of departure from their usual sound, leaning more on guitar than synth, but it absolutely works.