The Rock band from Georgia known as The Whigs released their latest album, In The Dark. The record has a heavy dose of distorted electric guitar, deep bass, and rich drums with a ton of cymbal. Although all the element s of pure rock are present, the album just seems incomplete. The standouts definitely standout, but in this case that’s not a good thing. The album has three or four solid tracks, but beyond that, it gets a bit thin. The album is basically a collection of scrapped Foo Fighters material. “Someone’s Daughter” might contain some of the most annoyingly repetitive lyrics ever put to music.
- Kill Me Carolyn
- In The Dark
- I Am For Real
Fang Island’s new self-titled album starts big and doesn’t quit. The album is a surge of high spirited, jubilant rock. Opening with a double dose of high intensity instrumental fireworks and only slowly moving into the bare minimum of required lyrics. It’s hard to compare to anything more than a rock concert where the lead singer forgot all the words but the background singers are on point. Harmonizing vocals and guitars bring the album to life, while the drums keep everything on beat. Each song builds and builds, never hitting a climax until it’s all but done.
Mumford and Sons debut album, Sigh No More, is exciting and bold. The full sound, filled with banjo, bass, and a spunky folk guitar are set off by passionately raspy vocals. Their music fuses both Indie’s future and the deepest reaches of music’s past.
Songs like Roll Away Your Stone, Little Lion Man, and White Blank Page are so big, they explode through your speakers. They have the passion and push of a fight song. The strong lead vocals backed by a gang of voices gives each song an energy and overwhelming depth.
The high energy and up-tempo instrumentals keep this album completely entertaining.
- The Cave
- Sigh No More
- Winter Winds