Since their 2012 debut, Shrines, Canadian duo Corin Roddick and Megan James, also known as Purity Ring, have had a lot of time to reflect upon the impact of their first release and the offspring of imitation acts it spawned. Seeking to both recreate and revamp their signature sound, Purity Ring has finally released their sophomore album, Another Eternity. Another Eternity is somewhat of a departure from their first album, but it still retains the sense of emotional magic that made fans fall in love with them in the first place.
As a necessary disclaimer before I get into this piece, I thought Taylor Swift’s 1989 was a gigantic disappointment. Despite pristine production that makes for a wonderful first few listens, the album’s generic song constructions and boring conceptual backdrops made it nearly impossible to listen to more than a fraction of the album at a time.