On their third album Your Favorite Enemies once again indulge their passion for initially adventurous songs somewhere between Noiserock, Shoegaze and Postpunk. But with each run it becomes more and more apparent that "Between Illness And Migration" - precisely because of its many different influences - produces an extremely coherent overall picture. The Canadian sextet proves outstanding songwriting qualities not only in such contrasting tracks as "A View From Within" (dark and noisy midtempo), "Where Did We Lose Each Other" (driving track with Linkin park-like melodies and club hit potential) and "Underneath A Stretching Skyline" (melancholy meets wall of sound). This way they protect their songs from any superficiality. Producer John Agnello (among others Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr) also provided an appropriate sound balance between warmth and dynamics, which accentuates even the smallest nuance. Conclusion: An entertaining, but also profound fusion of style roller coaster rides and catchiness, which is otherwise only known from the best times of And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.
Top Track: A View From Within