Reader As Detective

Generationals - Reader As Detective
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 38 ratings
2019 Ratings: #594
July 19, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polyvinyl / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Reader As Detective is a bold step forward for the band, a summer album that you won’t need to turn your brain off to enjoy and one that keeps you looking forward to what they come up with next.

New Orleans indie pop duo's latest release amps up the quality they've been crafting all these years, an above average pop record that goes in unexpected sonic directions that progress into catchy, sticky anthems that could play well unto an indie flick intro. Superbly fun return worthy checking out with loads of bops, specially on the second half.
A lackadaisical collection of indie pop tunes that don't bring anything you haven't already heard before. Unlike the recent Two Door Cinema Club record, which committed to the synth-ier side and mixed the sounds and rhythms up enough to stay fun, Generationals feel too relaxed to pop. There's an aversion to going full-on synthpop, and the melodies and instrumentation aren't strong enough to carry Reader As Detective down the middle. The high-pitched vocals seem distant over the half indie, half ... read more
The kind of indie that I have been longing for since the mid-2000's after of Montreal strayed a little bit too far away from the glory days of Hissing Fauna and Skeletal Lamping. It is very hard not to get swept up in the infectious beats that regularly feature throughout this record.

Favourite tracks: Gatekeeper, I've Turned My Back on the Written Word, Xeno Bobby, Deadbeat Shiver, Dream Box
It's a great summer album. Listen casually during the day, closely during the night.
Worth a listen
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Track List

  1. I've Been Wrong Before
  2. I Turned My Back on the Written Word
  3. Breaking Your Silence
  4. A List of the Virtues
  5. Gatekeeper
  6. Xeno Bobby
  7. Society of Winners
  8. Deadbeat Shiver
  9. Save This For Never
  10. Dream Box
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Added on: May 8, 2019