Dublin-based Irish rockers Kodaline existed for a good six years as 21 Demands before changing their name in 2011. So while In a Perfect World is technically a debut album, it comes from a band whose members are well-versed in playing and releasing music together, and sounds polished and constructed as such. Following the same softly introspective alternative rock leanings of Coldplay or Snow Patrol, the album includes kickoff single "High Hopes" and other standout tracks such as "Love Like This." Originally released in the summer of 2013, the album entered the Irish albums charts at number one.
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas