Great atmospheric album. Definitely worth the listen.
Gimmie All Your Lovin' is a banger. Remember that from the GTA IV days. Oof. Got Me Under Pressure, sounds like a groovy trucker tune. Excellent guitar work. Sharp Dressed Man sounds like a reworked version of Gimmie All Your Lovin', not the most creative effort on the record. Still got a groove, no doubt. I Need You Tonight, a slow pit stop from the rest of the album. Calm little jam. Definitely one for the fluffer mix. I Got The Six brilliant energy reinforcer. Legs also brilliant. Nice ballad. Thug, interesting bass work. Very trucker funk. I like it. TV Dinners is a steady tune. Dirty Dog makes me wonder if they know any other timings for their guitar work.... If I Could shows some variation...nice Bad Girl sounds a little...repetitive. Funny to say after most of the album is repetitive guitar work, but solid mixes and tunes overall.
Very strong energy in this album; almost like a female Tom Petty vocal tone. Experimental areas, sounds like a PJ Harvey influence. Storytelling has some interesting wordplay as well. Free Money is a wonderful song 😍 A lot of energy switching throughout this album, but regardless; some really intoxicating rock tunes amongst the selection here. Definitely would listen to Free Money more.
Tom Sawyer, excellent rock and synth fusion. Classic. Red Barchetta, nice and calm storytelling. Ballsy for the 6 minute runtime. Progressive at a nice pace and the mix is incredible. YYZ, the Archer song in my eyes. That intro bell isn't the most soothing sound but the drums really do make this song explode. Fun instrumental. Limelight is a very radio friendly song. Dipping and emerging from the hook more often, than not throughout. The Camera Eye. 11 minutes. Starts off as a post-credits song, then the vocals come in at almost 4 minutes to defuse the façade and return it to a story format. Not long, before they come back into instrumental world territory though. Calm song for the majority, but 11 minutes of popping up and down on the energy scale...hmmmm. Witch Hunt, a very different track to the rest of the album. Almost like a boss battle anthem, progressive and epic. Ending song also feels like something that Rush would write. Brilliant album overall. Love it.
Explosive intro. Scared the shit out of me lol Mr.Soul sounds like the foundations of I Can't Get No Satisfaction, but the tone works well together. Vocally and with the instruments in general. But I think I hear some cutting going on with the distortion guitar? Not too sure. A Child's Claim To Fame, completely different group. Surely? Not even the same tone and feel as the first song. Was a bit off-putting, hearing distortion guitars one second, the next it's a country ballad. Hmmmm. Everydays - Live....a live performance midway through an album? Who decided that was okay? I mean, the tone still fits but the refinement is a little jumbled compared to the studio recorded tracks. Maybe I'm just too used to Live performances being counted as bonus tracks. I don't know... Expecting to Fly, another tone change. A very mellow ballad now. Continuing the country sound rather than the distortion. I've now come to terms with the fact I'm listening to a soft rock country album. But this is a very nicely put together song. Definitely one for the fluffer mix, or a stoner mix. Both moods work for this slow jam. Bluebird gives some energy back into the album now. Proper 60's sound coming off this song. Really using everything this song, all the guitars. Hung Upside Down; did they switch singers? And guitar pedals? I have so many questions about this album I will never get the answers to. Sad Memory; definitely the singer flexing them vocal chords. Basic songwriting at the least though, but consistent. Though the ending just happens; hm. Good Time Boy reinforces my question of asking if they keep switching lead singers. But it sounds more soulful this time around, than rocker or country. What is with all the change ups? Rock & Roll Woman; not too impressive. Sounds like a Beatles reject. But fits the tone of the album. Broken Arrow; not too sure what the hell is happening on this song. Is it a live performance or not? Why the inclusion of the crowd intro? And why couldn't I hear the vocals for the first part? This one is definitely a groaner. And wtf is up with the merry go round synthesizer? Overall, this album struggles to maintain a consistent tone and the songwriting is basic in my opinion. A few good songs here and there, but the lack of consistency makes this a miss for me. 2 stars.
Vocalist is giving me strong Nine Inch Nails vibes. Slow start too, this could be a nicely paced album.... Second song has a lot of energy behind it, just wish this albums mixing was better for a 'remastering' Lyrics to 'Be Sweet' got a chuckle out of me. This is a decent example of good songs without autotune in my opinion. Debonair has a nice little funky jive. Songs vocals show emotion, but they're not the nicest to listen to. But the instrumentals are soothing alongside them. Its not the most calming listen, but the lyrics and word play seem to carry the most. Secondly followed by the instrumentals, but the vocalists emotion gets the better of him on almost every song. I'd give this 3 stars.
"The future holds nothing but confrontation" Oh how right they were 😆 Powerful vocal delivery, great beat production. But nothing catchy, all I can tell is that these are some dudes who are either pissed off or have a lot of energy for their music. I Don't Wanna Be Called definitely would not go out of place on an NWA record. The instrumentals are good, but the flow of the lyrics always bring the music down. All of the songs sound so similar to one another. The only variation comes from their heavy carrying singles and rare beat switches and skits. I'd give this 3 stars.
Not my cup of tea I'm afraid. So much going on at once through most of the songs and it's hard to enjoy for me.
Great atmospheric album. Definitely worth the listen.
Anti perfectionist approach to this album, I like it already. Although, opening track began to feel like a loop towards the end. Stronger vocals presence in the 2nd track. But not too compelling.... A different variation in the 3rd track but after a few seconds it shows that this song is just like the first two in terms of instrumentals. Not my type of album. Needs more variation for me. 2 stars.