Bing & Ruth's third album and first one with a big label represents a new chapter in the ensemble's career with uneven crescendos and chords that remind you of soundtracks and galleries of art in their finest and elegant moments. I would say that I felt in between the nature and the modern world, mostly on the latter but it was an interesting feeling. My problem is that once I was settled in it felt like the album was lacking of new ideas, like sometimes I thought the record was on replay ... read more
Oh no, this is exactly how dream pop it's not made because well... the only thing that makes me feel weightless is my desire to sleep through this record. I'm sorry but this doesn't have any interesting path or at least catchy tunes to go back to. The production seems a bit undercooked and the lenght of the record goes on forever. I was expecting a lot more, but I guess that he just got comfortable at one sound.
Fav tracks: First Rain.
Least fav track: Dream City.
This just feels tremendously ok, like they said that they were going to write good songs but not too much, it feels half-baked all the way. By the middle it feels like you've heard this before a million times, it gets really repetitive and the vocals get annoying as hell. Also, where did the edge go? It's so mild and by the numbers...
Fav tracks: Dino Jay.
Least fav track: Taking Care of Eddy.
Umm... Pitchfork, what you sayin'? I can't see what's really amazing in this record, it feels like everything we have heard in punk before, not even a kickass attitude I get from it, just randomness and sleazyness... this can be much better if they decided to not make all the songs so unidimensional. However, there are some moments of joy here that sadly get washed away with all the mediocrity.
Fav tracks: Nicki, Puff
Least fav track: Nothing Feels Natural