Lake Street Dive - Side Pony
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #336 / 916
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Based on 10 ratings
February 19, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nonesuch / Label
Pop Soul / Genres
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One of the most common downfalls of indie music criticism is that dark, introspective music tends to receive the most rapturous acclaim. Music that is lighter, intended for more simple enjoyment is often cast aside in favour of the latest opus. As such, bands that display substantial creativity and technical skill can be ignored, and Lake Street Dive are very susceptible to this.

The band’s brand of soul rock is energetic and fun, but it lacks the defining gimmick that more popular bands ... read more
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Slightly less consistent than their previous two albums but still fun, immediate, and virtuosic, “Side Pony” is another solid addition to Lake Street Dive’s impressive catalogue of retro pop-soul. “Side Pony” is more specifically 70s than Lake Street Dive has been before, exploring disco, uptempo soul-rock, and more traditional pop melodies as well. Unsurprisingly, Rachael Price nails everything she attempts. Not only does she pull off each of these genres through ... read more
tha138
62
Fifth album for the playful band from Boston, who tries to have a good time with the word, old-fashioned, hanging all over its front.
DiegoPaim01
73
Bem divertido este disco, Funk Rock com melodias bem construídas, vocais bem performados e uma pegada pop upbeat que em nenhum momento cai na superficialidade vazia ou algo do tipo. Porém, apesar das canções serem doces e divertidas de ouvir, falta maior contundência para ser algo realmente interessante que te prenda atenção, de forma que dificilmente lembrarás das músicas pouco depois de ouvi-las, é pouco memorável. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Godawful Things
  2. Close to Me
  3. Call Off Your Dogs
  4. Spectacular Failure
  5. I Don't Care About You
  6. So Long
  7. How Good It Feels
  8. Side Pony
  9. Hell Yeah
  10. Mistakes
  11. Can't Stop
  12. Saving All My Sinning
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Added on: November 12, 2015