How to Be a Human Being is arguably yet more effervescent than its predecessor.
If ZABA was a weird and lovable new friend, How to Be a Human Being exploits that familiarity to test some new boundaries, and the result is delightfully entertaining.
Perhaps its contemporary qualities will seem as fleeting as its subjects’ visits in five year’s time, but Zaba’s follow up is still an inventively produced, impishly executed triumph.
It sufficiently moves their sound on from Zaba, while also successfully capturing the multifaceted nature of man.
Although elements remain, the core of humanity and character drive this collection to an equally intriguing effect and leaves a far more immediate impression.
How to Be a Human Being's sense of wonder and joie de vivre feels as instructive to Glass Animals as their listeners, and their willingness to try anything results in some truly great moments.
HTBAHB's choose-your-own-character theme is filled with perpetual slackers living delinquent lives, sad lovers and drug-hazed memories, which is interesting at first but midway through begins to sound like the unreliable accounts of a single character.
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