Hurts: Exile – exclusive album stream

Soaring choruses, high-octane 80s emoting – have a listen to the second Hurts album and tell us what you think

According to Caroline Sullivan's review, the second album from Hurts is one designed to divide listeners. Either you'll appreciate Exile's dedication to overblown 80s pomp or you'll be unable to listen without breaking down in hysterics.

It may be a record that sounds like it requires its very own wind machine, but it's no shallow affair – Theo Hutchcraft backs up the soaring choruses with equally big emoting.

We'd love to know your thoughts. Have a listen using the Soundcloud player below and give us your verdict in the comments below.

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