Zap the Planet

Freak Heat Waves - Zap the Planet
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #438 / 797
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
September 7, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Telephone Explosion / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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This album was very boring, which is unfortunate since there's a bit of potential. The problem is, each song starts to blend together in a very samey, and repetitive fashion. It all sounds way too monotonous. The deep voice sounds the same on every single track with no change in variation or of tone, and the sound of the album, while groovy, feels like a very watered-down dull set of Hypnagogic pop tracks. I can think of a number of artists who make albums with a similar sound and aesthetic, ... read more
When its not annoying to the point of making you agitated, this album is just a monotonous collection of dance songs.
The funky and hypnotic fourth album from the Canadian trio coats a suite of warped synth-pop grooves in the lead singer’s slow-talking sleaze.

Steven Lind, the singer for the Canadian trio Freak Heat Waves, has the kind of voice you might expect to hear from a talking turtle in a children’s movie. He drawls his words in a cartoonishly low monotone, elongating the last syllable of each line beyond reason (“prove it’s good,” in the song “Let It Go,” ... read more
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Track List

  1. Off Axis
  2. Busted
  3. I'm Zapped
  4. Dripping Visions
  5. Something Fresh
  6. Let It Go
  7. In Your Realm
  8. Nothing Lasts Forever
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Added on: May 27, 2020