Candy Cigarettes

RockGati - Candy Cigarettes
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July 1, 2020 / Release Date
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RockGati is absolutely whipped and in-love on his newest 2020 venture, "Candy Cigarettes". With how much I absolutely love his last album, "The Ordinary", my expectations for his next efforts grew exponentially with every listen. This record takes a lot more influence from a pop-infused sound, very different from his latest. Unfortunately, this record fell short with my taste.

Firstly, I just wanted to acknowledge the amount of work that went into this thing, because it ... read more
"I pissed my bed" -RockGati, on Pennies

Damn, RockGati has really outdone himself this time. Gone are the days of inconsistent genres, bloated track listings and amateur mixes, because Candy Cigarettes is concise, consistent and... sounds really good. The synthpop/dream pop/sometimes folky sound this album has is executed really well, the sound design is very lush and ethereal and it pairs wonderfully with the traditionalist lyrics about love and such. Although lyrically there isn't ... read more
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[July Challenge] July 3

For the third day of the challenge, I will be reviewing Rockgati's most awaited album yet by fans of the niche sound: Candy Cigarettes. I am very surprised with how this release came out especially as it was cut from the same cloth as Slowdance. While my rating of Slowdance is higher, this album can also grow on me over time.

The story opens up with Crush, a lush and beautiful heavy synth-led song with eighties' pop written all over it as the main bullet-point this ... read more
Now that's some good shit!!!
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Track List

  1. Crush
  2. Just Fine
  3. Cheap Tricks & Pink Thrills
  4. Pink Trees
  5. Honda Civic
  6. Milk and Honey
  7. I'll Be
  8. Pennies (ft. Adalyn Clarke)
  9. Birdy
  10. Call On You / Stubborn And Strange
  11. Fly
  12. Brother
  13. Never
  14. Candy Cigarettes
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Added on: June 25, 2020