The Buttertones - Jazzhound
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Based on 32 ratings
2020 Ratings: #100
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April 10, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Innovative Leisure / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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The Buttertones' fifth studio album is a nice little indie rock elements with some actually impressive vocal work but yet it falls short for me. Mainly due its quite run of the mill indie rock and doesn't really push itself as much as other indie rock records in the past couple of years. Jazzhound is ultimately so fun indie rock which I'll listen to when i shuffle them on a playlist but won't return to as a whole.

Track Review

Phantom Eyes 7/10
Denial You Win Again 7.5/10
Rise and Shine ... read more
The music isn’t offensively bad or anything, but Jazzhound has little to no variety across its runtime. They take no risks and the sound is recycled from one track to the next. The music itself is solid with a presence of sax & organs but it gets tiresome hearing it every song and at the same point of every song.
I have to say, the lead vocals on this thing are fantastic, but once again there just isn’t a whole lot of variety or ambition.
The Buttertones are a band that not many people know, especially on this website, but I’ve been a fan for a couple years now. I discovered them on Spotify shortly after the release of Gravedigging and fell in love with their first two albums. Their vintage inspired surf rock sound isn’t anything new but they do it better than anyone I know out there right now and this new album backs that up even more.

After I was disappointed with their last release in 2018, I was very excited to ... read more
I’m getting major Cure vibes from most of these songs, which I’m a total fan of! The instrumentals are great, and while the lyrics are melancholic at times, the sounds are still oddly uplifting. I’m starting to explore the surf rock genre more, and really enjoyed this group!

Favorites: Phantom Eyes, Bepop, Blind Passenger
bliss! I hear many similarities straight off the gun from the soft bulletin album by the flaming lips and early music from the cure but with modern sounding tendencies and vocals sounding very similar to the theatrics of Alex turners most recent adventure in TBH+C, I would also expect very similar live scenes from the Maida Vale session that arctic monkeys did for the live shows of the jazzhound.
This album is wonderful, full of summery tunes but with dark vocals matching the music it, it has ... read more
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Track List

  1. Phantom Eyes
  2. Denial You Win Again
  3. Rise and Shine
  4. Fade Away Gently
  5. Dirty Apartment
  6. Bebop
  7. Blind Passenger
  8. Velour
  9. Infinite Tenderness
  10. Jazzhound
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Added on: February 27, 2020