At times, it sounds like someone’s uncle picked up a guitar and started performing in a studio where a door was left unlocked. In other songs, it sounds like the Sweet we’ve come to know for decades. He drifts in and out of some slick fuzzy jams but also seemingly confuses his audience. I’ve never loved any of his work as much as I did during his mid nineties prime but this is not a terrible album by any means.
This one isn’t as good as their last album which hovered near perfect, but it’s still really good. The moody folk vibe they churn out stays well intact even if it drifts a little too close to sleepy time tea land toward the end. I did love the last track, Mexico, however. Great mood music.
Pink Lemonade is one of my favorite songs so far this year, and while I didn’t dislike the album overall as much as many reviewers, it does seem Bay tried a little too hard on this one. Where Less was more in his previous work, here he crosses genres and cranks up the bass to deliver some experemintation we could live without. Not to mention, the dialogue is inside jokey and unfortunate. Looking forward to his next release...
This album is creative and innovative. It’s a great listen all the way through. It’s my favorite Editors album to date and deserves more than the mediocre and sometimes dismal reviews it’s seen thus far.
Parquet Courts were always a band I felt very indifferent about. A lot of their stuff is very noisy and disconnected. This album, however, is by far their best work to date and is actually enjoyable and fun to listen to! One of the best entries of the year thus far.